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Secretary-General Deplores Shooting of Soldier,
Urges Lebanon, Israel to Exercise Restraint
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General deplores the shooting this evening of an Israel Defense Forces soldier by a Lebanese Armed Forces soldier, in the vicinity of the Blue Line at Naqoura, and calls for calm. The Israel Defense Forces and the Lebanese Armed Forces are cooperating with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) to ascertain the facts. The Secretary-General reminds the Lebanese Armed Forces of their responsibilities under Security Council resolution 1701 (2006) and strongly urges both sides to exercise restraint.
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