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article image5 UN Peacekeepers die in Car Bombing

By brooketerra     Jun 25, 2007 in Politics
Sunday saw the deaths of five UN peacekeepers in Lebanon. (Three Colombian and two Spaniards). So far no one has claimed responsibility for the tragedy, although the majority anti-Syrian coalition in parliament has blamed the government in Damascus.
Both Damascus and Hezbollah have condemned the attack despite the allegations of the coalition, leaving the question of who did it.
Monday morning saw The Cabinet issuing the statement that the bombing was "an attack on Lebanon's security and stability and posed a challenge to the international community, which is standing on Lebanon's side."
Minister Ghazi Aridi told reporters after the meeting that Lebanon needed international support: "The collapse of this situation in Lebanon will lead to a collapse of the situation in all states in the region."
Lebanon is calling for more international support in the form of more peacekeepers to enforce the U.N. cease-fire resolution 1701 that halted last summer's 34-day war between Lebanon and Israel.
I suppose technically the war was over last summer if all you're checking is the paper trail, but I think if you asked a person in Beirut they would say it's still going on. There have been car bombs almost once a week for the last two months as well as confirmed plans to attack the U.N building in Beirut.
I have to say when I saw the title to this article my heart jumped into my throat because I though my brother might have been one of the casualties- he's not-this time, but I can't wait for him to get on that plane in two weeks and get out of there.
It's only going to get worse.
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