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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Deadly Israel raid on UN post clouds Lebanon crisis meet

BEIRUT (AFP) - Fighting on the Lebanon-Israeli border has intensified after an Israeli air raid killed up to four UN observers and at least nine Israeli soldiers were hit in a border town, as an international crisis meeting opened in Rome.
A chorus of intenational criticism followed the deaths of the peacekeepers in the border town of Khiam, which ironically came as the world leaders began to discuss proposals for a beefed-up international force for Lebanon.
India said one of its peacekeepers had been wounded in the attack and it was considering withdrawing its 600 troops in the existing UN force, indicating the problems that forming a new force might face.
"I am shocked and deeply distressed by the apparently deliberate targeting by Israeli Defence Forces of a UN observer post in southern Lebanon that has killed two UN military observers, with two more feared dead." -Kofi Annan

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