BEIRUT: Fences marking minefields as well as border markings along the Blue Line with Israel in south Lebanon have been removed, the Lebanese Army said Monday.
“A number of citizens have recently removed fences along the Blue Line that form some of the paths to fields where there are mines and cluster bombs,” a Lebanese Army statement said.
It said citizens had also “removed established border markings.”
The Army warned against the removal of these fences and markings “for their personal safety.”
It also warned against the removal of the markings which could hamper demining efforts and in order to prevent “any deformation of the Blue Line.”
The U.N.-delineated Blue Line was established to measure Israel’s troop withdrawal from south Lebanon in May 2000.
Israel left behind many cluster bombs and mines following its 2006 war with Lebanon.