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08-20-2006, 12:43 AM
Annan: Israeli Raid Violates Cease-Fire


Aug 19, 7:24 PM (ET)

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Israeli commandos raided a Hezbollah stronghold deep in Lebanon on Saturday, engaging in a fierce gunbattle that left one Israeli officer dead and two soldiers wounded. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called the operation a violation of the 6-day-old cease-fire brokered by the United Nations.

Israel said the raid - launched to stop arms smuggling from Iran and Syria to the militant Shiite fighters - left one Israeli officer dead and two soldiers wounded.

There were no signs of further clashes, but the flare-up underlined worries about the fragility of the cease-fire as the U.N. pleaded for nations to send troops to an international force in southern Lebanon that is to separate Israeli and Hezbollah fighters.

Cloak & Swagger
08-20-2006, 02:17 AM
I suppose it's easy to excuse considering no civilians were reported injured or killed, but this latest incident does nothing but keep people on edge.
I wouldn't doubt though that Iran's move was to intentionally get a rise out of Israel.