Report: Hizbullah razes 14 Shaba posts

Lebanese army deploys on Syrian border; Saniora demands Litani camps disarm.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 28, 2006 10:16
Report: Hizbullah razes 14 Shaba posts

Saniora 224.88 ap. (photo credit: AP [file])

Hizbullah has dismantled 14 posts on the Israel-Lebanon border near the Shaba Farms, Lebanese security sources reported on Monday. Eyewitnesses said that bulldozers were used to flatten the bases in the Arkov area and block access to tunnels and bunkers. A French news agency reported that the group evacuated the posts using trucks to carry artillery shells, missiles, other weapons and military equipment northward, while other Hizbullah vehicles laden with generators and furniture made their way out of the region. According to the Lebanese newspaper A-Saphir, the Lebanese army had deployed troops along the border with Syria, and soldiers had blocked routes used by weapons smugglers. Meanwhile, the Lebanese government demanded from Palestinians in refugee camps in the Litani area to disarm in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1701, senior Fatah operative in Lebanon, Monir Al-Makdah, said on Monday morning. Reportedly, Lebanese Prime Minister Faud Saniora made the request to Fatah representative in Lebanon Abbas Za'aki. Al-Makdah rejected the demand in an interview with Jordanian newspaper Al-Dostur, saying that the Security Council resolution was illegal since it did not include the right of return for Palestinian refugees.


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