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Lebanon to File Complaint against Israeli Strikes

Lebanon will file a complaint at the United Nations over the Israeli shelling on Lebanese territories and the death of a Spanish peacekeeper with the U.N. force in southern Lebanon, media reports said on Friday.

According to al-Akhbar newspaper, Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil asked Nawaf Salam, Lebanon's Permanent Representative to the U.N., to file the complaint.

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March 14 Says Lebanese Should Ask Government to Have Decision of War and Peace

The March 14 alliance on Thursday urged the Lebanese people to back the government of Prime Minister Tammam Salam and ask it to take into its own hands the decision of war and peace.

Following a meeting, the alliance's general-secretariat encouraged “the Lebanese to stand united behind their government, and ask it to defend them and hold onto the decision of war and peace.”

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Spanish U.N. Soldier Killed by Israeli Retaliatory Fire after Shebaa Attack

A U.N. peacekeeper from Spain was killed on Wednesday when the Israeli military shelled border areas following a Hizbullah attack that left two Israeli soldiers dead.

A 36-year-old corporal "died this morning during incidents between Hizbullah and the Israeli army in the area of responsibility of the Spanish contingent", the Spanish defense ministry said in a statement.

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2 Israeli Troops Killed, 7 Hurt in Hizbullah Operation in Shebaa

Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven wounded on Wednesday in a Hizbullah attack on a military convoy in the occupied Shebaa Farms.

The Israeli army announced that two of its troops were killed, while a spokesman said seven Israeli soldiers were “lightly-to-moderately wounded” in the attack.

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Portolano Voices Fear over Regional Developments, Says Situation in South under Control

UNIFIL Commander Maj. Gen. Luciano Portolano stressed on Tuesday that joint efforts between the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and the Lebanese army aim at defusing tensions and guaranteeing stability in the South.

“No doubt the regional developments remind us of the challenges that the UNIFIL and the Lebanese Armed Forces continuously face to maintain stability in its area of operations,” Portolano said in an interview with the state-run National News Agency.

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Calm in Southern Lebanon as Army, UNIFIL Patrol Border Region

The Lebanese army and U.N. peacekeepers on Wednesday carried out patrols along the Blue Line for the third day in a row following a deadly weekend Israeli raid in Syria that left six Hizbullah members dead.

The state-run National News Agency said the southern border region witnessed calm as the military and UNIFIL patrolled the area all along the technical fence.

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Army, UNIFIL Patrol Border Area amid High Alert after Israeli Strike on Hizbullah

The Lebanese army and U.N. peacekeepers on Monday carried out patrols along the border with Israel amid a high alert in the area, mainly near the occupied Shebaa Farms, a day after Israel's deadly air strike on Hizbullah members in Syria.

The state-run National News Agency said Lebanese troops and UNIFIL patrolled the southern border while Israel stopped its patrols along the technical fence and intensified them one to two kilometers deep into Israeli territory.

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Soldiers Suffer from Suffocation after Israeli Troops Toss Teargas in Aita al-Shaab

The army announced on Sunday that three of its soldiers suffered from suffocation after Israeli troops at the border tossed teargas bombs at their military position.

It said in a statement that the incident took place near the Aita al-Shaab area in the South.

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UNIFIL Says No Sign of Activity of Terrorist Groups in South

The commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon has said there were no signs on the presence of terrorist groups south of the Litani River.

“In the area south of the Litani River all the way to the Blue Line there is no sign on the presence of extremist or terrorist groups that would put the stability of south Lebanon in danger,” said Maj. Gen. Luciano Portolano.

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UNIFIL Commander Discusses with Berri, Salam Situation in the South

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano briefed on Friday Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Tammam Salam on UNIFIL's joint efforts with the Lebanese army to maintain calm and stability in the South and along the Blue Line.

Portlando discussed with the two officials in separate meetings the situation in UNIFIL’s area of operations and issues related to the implementation of UNIFIL’s mandate under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701.

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