The Aqoura municipal police car that was shot at Tuesday night. (The Daily Star/NNA, HO)
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Officials in the Christian-majority village of Aqoura in rural Jbeil have called on security forces to intervene "before it's too late" in a protracted land dispute with a neighboring Shiite-majority village.Around 30 men armed with machine guns from Baalbeck's Yammouneh village fired toward an Aqoura police patrol Tuesday evening, without causing injuries, Aqoura Mayor Mansour Wehbeh said at a news conference Wednesday that was attended by Jbeil MPs Chamel Roukoz and Ziad Hawat. The two villages, which straddle the provincial borders of Jbeil and Baalbek, have been locked in dispute over a piece of land that separates them.Wehbeh called on security forces to intervene, warning of "possible strife" if the issue is not resolved.
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