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US warning over Hezbollah attack

The United States has warned Lebanon and Syria over the first big attack by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters against Israel for several months. The State Department in Washington said it was in the interest of both Syria and Lebanon maintain calm in the border area. Earlier, Israeli forces attacked Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon after the guerrillas launched an assault on Israeli border posts in the disputed Shebaa Farms area. The upsurge in fighting comes nearly a week after Hezbollah accused Israel of being behind a car bomb attack in Beirut that killed one of the movement’s officials. Hezbollah says the Shebaa Farms area is Lebanese territory, but Israel says the farms are on the Syrian side of the border and so are part of the Golan Heights, which it has occupied since 1967. Full Story

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