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UN asks Lebanon about reports of arms to guerillas

The United Nations on Tuesday asked Lebanon to explain reports of arms shipments crossing the Syrian border destined for the Lebanese guerrilla group Hizbollah. Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, a foe of Syria, said over the weekend that truckloads of arms and missiles had crossed the border intended for “armed groups” inside Lebanon. He alleged that the Lebanese army intercepted the shipment but allowed delivery to Hizbollah and possibly Palestinian groups. The army said on Monday Jumblatt was incorrect and the weapons had been stocked inside Lebanon and shipped south to the “Lebanese resistance.” “We have followed the statements about the recent armed shipments including the statements of the Lebanese army,” said a spokesman for U.N. envoy Terje Roed-Larsen. Full Story

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