Hizbullah Allies in Lebanon Army Seen Behind Attack

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - In the last few months there has been increasing friction between the Lebanese army and the IDF over the entire length of the border, as the Lebanese forces - especially Division 9, most of whose commanders are Shiite Muslim - take an aggressive stance against Israel. On Tuesday, the IDF Northern Command speculated that Hizbullah had a hand in the border conflict. Hizbullah, which is expecting to receive arrest warrants for some of its leaders surrounding the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, may have used its allies within the Lebanese army to spark a confrontation.

2010-08-04 08:16:45

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