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Lebanese army, UNIFIL survey border for re-demarcation.

A joint team of Lebanese army officers and United Nations peacekeepers surveyed the ''''blue line'''' on the tense Lebanese-Israeli border ahead of re-demarcating the frontier following a deadly skirmish between the Lebanese and Israeli armies.

A Lebanese security source told Petra that the officers conducted the survey in the area between the Fatima Gate to the village of Edeisa in South Lebanon near where Tuesday''s clash occurred in which two Lebanese soldiers, a Lebanese journalist and an Israeli officer were killed.

The team was formed after an indirect meeting yesterday between Lebanese and Israeli military officers at the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon UNIFIL.

Meanwhile, the Lebanese army launched patrols on the road between Edeisa and the town of Marjayoun after bringing in reinforcements in the aftermath of the clash, the most serious confrontation since the 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon.

UNIFIL also stepped up patrols on the Edeisa-Kufr Kalla main road.

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Publication:Jordan News Agency (Petra)
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Date:Aug 5, 2010
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