Lebanon

Achievement for Fuad Siniora’s government:

Victory over Fatah al-Islam, the Al-Qaeda branch in Lebanon, after three and a half months of battles. The Lebanese army completed its takeover of the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in north Lebanon, which for the past year was a center for global jihad activities.
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One year since the acceptance of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the second Lebanon war: An interim report

UN Security Council Resolution 1701, passed August 12, 2006, marked the end of the second Lebanon war and created a new situation on the ground in south Lebanon.
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Rockets fired on Kiryat Shmona for the first time since the second Lebanon war

On June 17, 2007, three rockets were fired from the Taybeh-Addayseh region on Kiryat Shmona – the first such incident since the second Lebanon war. There were no casualties; however, some property was damaged. Hezbollah denied any involvement in the attack. It is our assessment that that provocative attack was perpetrated by elements related to
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The confrontation in northern Lebanon between the Lebanese army and Fath al-Islam, the Al-Qaeda offshoot in Lebanon

On May 20-24, fierce fighting took place between the Lebanese army and a terrorist organization calling itself “Fath al-Islam”. The clashes occurred in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli and in Nahr al-Bared, a refugee camp located on the city’s outskirts. Some 80 people were killed in the clashes, including about 25 Fath al-Islam operatives
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In an interview granted to an Iranian TV channel, Sheikh Naim Qassem, Hassan Nasrallah’s deputy, stresses that Hezbollah’s policy of terrorist operations against Israel (including suicide bombings and rocket fire) requires jurisprudent permission of the I

In an interview granted on April 16, 2007 to Al-Kawthar, an Iranian Arabic-language TV channel, Sheikh Naim Qassem, Hassan Nasrallah’s deputy, presented Hezbollah’s concept of the “culture of shahada” (martyrdom for the sake of Allah, in Hezbollah terminology). That ideological concept, which grants religious Islamic legitimacy to suicide bombing attacks, is the cornerstone of Iran
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The implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701 after six months (Interim report)

An examination of the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701 six months after its passing shows that that implementation to be only partial and that the Lebanese army and UNIFIL have not enforced its essential provisions.
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