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UN seeks to diffuse tensions on Israel-Lebanon border

Hezbollah fired rockets into Israel in August, prompting retaliatory strikes by the Israeli military on Lebanon.
United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) soldiers stand along the border wall with Israel, in the Lebanese village of Adaiseh, on May 15, 2021.

United Nations peacekeepers hosted Israeli and Lebanese military officers for a meeting Thursday to discuss recent cross-border attacks.

The commander of the UN’s Lebanon mission, UNIFIL, Maj. Gen. Stefano Del Col, chaired the meeting with representatives of the Lebanese armed forces and the Israel Defense Forces at the UN base in Naqoura, southern Lebanon. They discussed the “serious breaches in the cessation of hostilities” that took place Aug. 4-6, according to a UNIFIL statement.

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