IDF Fears Hezbollah Takeover of Border

Northern Command Wary of Rising Lebanon Clashes

By Haaretz

Published September 01, 2012.

Israel’s Northern Command fears the eruption of violent clashes within Lebanon and the possibility of a greater conflict between Lebanese citizens, officials said Saturday.

Recent reports have indicated that several people have been killed and more than a hundred wounded in clashes between Sunni and Alawite militias in the northern Lebanon city of Tripoli.

As part of some of the cease-fire agreements between the militias, the Lebanese government decided to reshuffle the deployment of Lebanese troops and station them in the area of the sectarian clashes.

IDF officials fear Hezbollah would take advantage of the current situation and increase its control over the area near the border with Israel.



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