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Lebanese Army: Situation on Lebanon’s southern border ‘calm and stable’

The Lebanese army denied in an issued statement Saturday recent circulated reports through social networking sites of rising tension on the southern border, confirming the stability of the southern region.

"The Army Command denies this information and confirms that the situation on the southern border is stable," the statement said, adding that "the army is in cooperation and coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) to prevent any escalation along the Blue Line."

The Lebanese Army concluded its statement by urging local media and citizens to be accurate when publishing any news and review the Lebanese Army official website to clarify any information they relay prior to publication.

Source: National News Agency