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December 4, 1988
Salim Hoss, the acting premier of the Muslim Cabinet in Lebanon's rival governments, accused his Christian counterpart of "an irresponsible act of sabotage" by closing the only crossing linking the divided capital of Beirut. The closure of the Museum Crossing, the sole route for about 17,000 people who commute daily between Muslim West and Christian East Beirut, was ordered by Maj. Gen. Michel Aoun, who heads a three-member Christian Cabinet.
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March 8, 2014 | By Nabih Bulos and Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - After weeks of fighting, the Syrian military has wrested control of a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border in the strategic province of Homs, military and opposition representatives said Saturday. The seizure of Zara, close to the main highway linking Homs city to the Mediterranean coast, is the latest reported government advance in its effort to seal the porous border with Lebanon, long a conduit for antigovernment fighters and arms. In a statement, the Syrian military hailed the seizure of Zara, which "had been used as a main passage for the terrorist groups that would come from Lebanon and head to neighboring areas to carry out their criminal operations.
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June 4, 1994 | The Washington Post
Israel sent reinforcements to the Lebanese border Friday in the wake of its raid on a Hezbollah training camp. Leaders of the Shiite Muslim group vowed revenge, and thousands of Lebanese fled northward to avoid further hostilities. Hezbollah fighters rained Katyusha rockets into Israel late Thursday night in retaliation for the attack earlier in the day, but there were no casualties.
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February 24, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Alexandra Sandels
BEIRUT - Israeli warplanes struck targets late Monday near the Lebanese-Syrian border, according to news and official accounts, but there were conflicting reports about whether the areas hit were on Syrian or Lebanese soil. The official Lebanese news agency said Israeli warplanes “launched two raids” in a mountainous area in the vicinity of the Lebanese village of Nabi Sheet. There was no comment from the Israeli government. There was also no official word on possible casualties.
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May 1, 2013 | By Ned Parker and Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times
ARSAL, Lebanon - When Mustafa Ezzedine, a Sunni Muslim from this Sunni border town, wanted to buy some furniture, he undertook a clandestine trip into war-torn Syria rather than face harassment, or worse, from Shiite Muslim security officers or townsmen in nearby Lebanese communities. "Although geographically we are in Lebanon, spiritually we are with Syria," said Ezzedine, 66, who was recently freed after being held hostage along with 10 other Sunnis in reprisal for the kidnapping of a Shiite in Arsal.
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May 14, 1985 | From Reuters
Guerrillas launched a close-range attack on Israel from Lebanon today for the first time since the 1982 Israeli invasion, firing automatic weapons at an army ambulance, a military spokesman said. The daylight attack at the frontier fence caused no casualties. It came less than a month before Israel was due to bring home its troops. Israel has already spent millions of dollars fortifying the 75-mile-long fenced border and has threatened to retaliate strongly if it is attacked after the pullout.
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January 31, 1991 | From Associated Press
Arab guerrillas and Israeli gunners fought shelling duels in south Lebanon for a third day today, and Israeli-backed Lebanese militiamen killed three Arabs in Israel's self-proclaimed security zone. Police said Arab fighters unleashed a barrage of about 30 Katyusha rockets at the security zone in south Lebanon at daybreak, and the Israelis responded by shelling Palestinian targets. A casualty report was not immediately available, they said.
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April 27, 2002 | From Associated Press
After a lull of nearly two weeks, Hezbollah guerrillas attacked Israeli positions in a disputed enclave on Lebanon's southern border Friday, wounding three Israeli soldiers and triggering Israeli retaliation. The guerrillas fired rockets and machine guns at Israeli hilltop posts in the Shabaa Farms area, Lebanese security officials said on condition of anonymity.
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April 7, 2002 | Associated Press
Israeli forces launched artillery and air attacks on areas in southern Lebanon on Saturday in response to the shelling of a village in the Golan Heights, security officials said. Men drove close to the Lebanese border and fired five mortar rounds on an Israeli post near the village of Ghajar, then fled. Police were looking for the attackers, the officials said. In Ghajar, an anti-tank shell hit a home, injuring three children ages 3, 6 and 15, the Israeli ambulance service said.
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December 16, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM - The day after the fatal cross-border shooting of an Israeli soldier by a member of the Lebanese armed forces, both sides tried to ease tensions and downplayed reports that Israel may have returned fire. On Sunday evening, shots fired from the Lebanese side killed Shlomi Cohen, 31, an on-duty Israeli soldier driving in a military vehicle between army posts along the border. Military officials in Lebanon confirmed the shooter was a member of the Lebanese army.
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December 16, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM - The day after the fatal cross-border shooting of an Israeli soldier by a member of the Lebanese armed forces, both sides tried to ease tensions and downplayed reports that Israel may have returned fire. On Sunday evening, shots fired from the Lebanese side killed Shlomi Cohen, 31, an on-duty Israeli soldier driving in a military vehicle between army posts along the border. Military officials in Lebanon confirmed the shooter was a member of the Lebanese army.
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May 1, 2013 | By Ned Parker and Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times
ARSAL, Lebanon - When Mustafa Ezzedine, a Sunni Muslim from this Sunni border town, wanted to buy some furniture, he undertook a clandestine trip into war-torn Syria rather than face harassment, or worse, from Shiite Muslim security officers or townsmen in nearby Lebanese communities. "Although geographically we are in Lebanon, spiritually we are with Syria," said Ezzedine, 66, who was recently freed after being held hostage along with 10 other Sunnis in reprisal for the kidnapping of a Shiite in Arsal.
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May 16, 2011 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
Syrian security forces Sunday stormed homes in the town of Tall Kalakh and fired on people at a nearby Lebanese border crossing as they tried to flee the country's violent crackdown, killing at least eight people and wounding five, news agencies and activists reported. The border incident marks the first time the violence in Syria has spilled into Lebanon, which has for decades been under the political sway of its larger and more powerful neighbor. A Lebanese soldier was among the injured and the army dispatched reinforcements to its borders with Syria.
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October 10, 2008 | Ziad Haidar and Borzou Daragahi, Special to The Times
Two American journalists reported missing in the Middle East by their families were safe here in the Syrian capital Thursday after they crossed the border from Lebanon, were stopped by security officials and interrogated, Syrian officials said. By day's end, a Western news agency citing an unnamed U.S. diplomat reported that the pair had been handed to American officials in Damascus, though the statements could not be immediately confirmed. "They are safe and in U.S.
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July 29, 2006 | Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer
With pressure mounting for an end to the violence between Israel and the Hezbollah militia in Lebanon, President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Friday that they would call for a United Nations resolution next week designed to stop the fighting and establish an international stabilizing force on the border.
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July 20, 2006 | Paul Richter and Laura King, Times Staff Writers
Although wary of multinational peacekeeping operations, the Bush administration is working with allies to find a way to insert a robust military force and a civilian international presence in Lebanon to strengthen the frail government and break the grip of Hezbollah, U.S. and foreign diplomats say.
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May 16, 2011 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
Syrian security forces Sunday stormed homes in the town of Tall Kalakh and fired on people at a nearby Lebanese border crossing as they tried to flee the country's violent crackdown, killing at least eight people and wounding five, news agencies and activists reported. The border incident marks the first time the violence in Syria has spilled into Lebanon, which has for decades been under the political sway of its larger and more powerful neighbor. A Lebanese soldier was among the injured and the army dispatched reinforcements to its borders with Syria.
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April 27, 2002 | From Associated Press
After a lull of nearly two weeks, Hezbollah guerrillas attacked Israeli positions in a disputed enclave on Lebanon's southern border Friday, wounding three Israeli soldiers and triggering Israeli retaliation. The guerrillas fired rockets and machine guns at Israeli hilltop posts in the Shabaa Farms area, Lebanese security officials said on condition of anonymity.
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April 7, 2002 | Associated Press
Israeli forces launched artillery and air attacks on areas in southern Lebanon on Saturday in response to the shelling of a village in the Golan Heights, security officials said. Men drove close to the Lebanese border and fired five mortar rounds on an Israeli post near the village of Ghajar, then fled. Police were looking for the attackers, the officials said. In Ghajar, an anti-tank shell hit a home, injuring three children ages 3, 6 and 15, the Israeli ambulance service said.
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