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Israeli and Lebanese troops exchange deadly fire

by Brad A. Greenberg

August 3, 2010 | 9:54 am

Uh oh. Bad news from the Levant, via the The New York Times:

Israeli and Lebanese army troops exchanged lethal fire on their countries’ border on Tuesday, in what was the fiercest clash in the area since Israel’s monthlong war against the Lebanese Hezbollah militia in the summer of 2006.

Israel said a battalion commander was killed. Lebanon said at least two of its soldiers and a journalist were killed in shelling, according to news reports.

Leaders on each side blamed the other for the flare-up and traded accusations of violating the United Nations Security Council resolution that underpins the four-year cease-fire.

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