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Monday, December 28, 2009

UNIFIL finds explosives on Lebanese border

AFP reports that UNIFIL has found 'large quantities' of explosives in southern Lebanon, near the border with Israel.
The patrol stumbled on the explosives late Saturday after "observing suspicious movement of approximately five persons" near the town of Khiam, eight kilometres (five miles) from the border with Israel, a statement said.

The peacekeeping force said it opened an investigation into "the precise nature of the explosives and the circumstances under which it was found," noting that the find violates UN Security Council Resolution 1701.

"As the patrol approached the location, the group of unidentified persons fled the area in the cover of darkness," the statement said, adding that UNIFIL peacekeepers found at the site "a significant quantity of explosives."

"The presence of unauthorised explosives in the area constitutes a clear violation of UN Security Council resolution 1701 (2006)... and is a matter of serious concern," the statement said.
But here's the real key to this story. I'll bet you think that UNIFIL detonated the explosives in controlled explosions like a police force would do. Of course not. They turned them over to the Lebanese army.

What could go wrong?


At 9:02 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

In other words, UNIFIL turned them over to Hezbollah, which controls the Lebanese army. They are one and the same in Southern Lebanon.


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