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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres struck a warning tone in his report on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701, as the body met for a closed session Tuesday night to discuss developments.The secretary-general noted a number of occasions over the past three months that had increased tensions, including an incident on Christmas Day when UNIFIL had to interpose between armed personnel of the Lebanese and Israeli armies, who pointed weapons at each other during a standoff on the border at Aita Shaab.Between Nov. 1 and Feb. 19, UNIFIL recorded continued "almost daily" violations of Lebanese airspace by Israel.The report noted continued cooperation between UNIFIL and the Lebanese Army, with 17 percent of the former's patrols being conducted alongside units from the Lebanese Army. The Army expanded its presence along the Blue Line by participating with UNIFIL in more than 1,205 foot and vehicular patrols.
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