Hezbollah Clash Ends in Casualties

Two soldiers with the Israeli-affiliated South Lebanon Army were killed and three lightly wounded Sunday in what was described as a “carefully planned” ambush by the Islamic fundamentalist group Hezbollah on an SLA convoy.

The clash occurred along the northern perimeter of the so-called security zone in southern Lebanon. Reports from the area said one of the men killed was the SLA’s top security chief in the area, Hussein Abdul Nahbi, who had survived assassination attempts.

SLA gunners responded by bombarding suspected terrorist targets north of the zone.

It was the second major attack by the Hezbollah in a week.

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