A Lebanese soldier takes a position at an army post in the hills above the Lebanese town of Arsal, near the border with Syria, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Lebanese Army has warned citizens of the presence of unexploded ordnance, including mines and improvised explosives along Lebanon's northeastern outskirts.The groups had planted IEDs and mines in the area in order to impede any eventual advance by the Lebanese Army or Hezbollah.Undetonated landmines in Lebanon killed 933 people and injured a further 2,780 people between 1975 and 2012, according to the Mines Advisory Group, a British NGO.Israel left around 550,000 mines embedded across southern Lebanon when it withdrew from the country in May 2000, according to the Lebanese Mine Action Center.
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