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Roadside bombs change game on border

Tensions raised in South after Israelis breach Blue Line. The planting of roadside bombs along the Lebanon-Israel border appears to be the latest attempt by Hizbullah to maintain pressure on the Israelis as part of its unrelenting psychological war against its foe. Israeli troops have discovered at least four separate clusters of roadside bombs in the past two months planted beside or near the border security fence. In the latest incident, the Israeli Army and UNIFIL were locked in debate Monday to pinpoint the exact location of the Blue Line just north of the Israeli settlement of Zarit after several bombs were spotted there. The Israelis are looking to cross the fence and dismantle the two connected bombs and a land mine. The border fence does not always exactly follow the Blue Line. If the bombs are planted on the Lebanese side of the line, the Israelis are not permitted to reach them. The only way to accurately gauge the location of the bombs is for a UNIFIL soldier to check their coordinates using a Global Positioning System (GPS) device. However, the swathe of Israeli-planted land mines running alongside the border fence has prevented UNIFIL troops from approaching the bombs. Full Story

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