The Aqoura municipal police car that was shot at Tuesday night. (The Daily Star/NNA, HO)
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Officials in the 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 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 Wehbe said at a news conference Wednesday that was attended by Kesrouan MP Chamel Roukoz and Jbeil MP Ziad Hawat. The two villages, which straddle the provincial borders of Jbeil and Baalbeck, have been locked in a dispute over a piece of land that separates them.Wehbe called on security forces to intervene, warning of "possible conflict" if the issue is not resolved.
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