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Israel fires at farmers in south Lebanon border village

  • Israeli soldiers patrol the border area in Metula, as seen from the southern village of Kfar Kila, Monday, May 27, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

BEIRUT: Israeli forces fired gunshots at farmers in south Lebanon over the weekend, with no causalities or injuries reported.

“Israeli troops opened fire at four farmers in the southern village of Khyam at 5:30 p.m. [Saturday] but no casualties were reported,” a Lebanese Army statement issued Saturday said.

An Army patrol immediately arrived at scene and took the necessary measures, the statement said.

On Thursday, Israeli soldiers kidnapped five Lebanese shepherds from south Lebanon's Shebaa Farms but released them later the same day.

 
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