Chronology: Lebanon

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1998

July 16: Hizballah forces claimed responsibility for an attack on the Haddathah Post, in the south, that killed one South Lebanese Army (SLA) officer. Israel retaliated by firing four air-to-surface missiles on the Sujud-'Uqmata area, in the south. [7/17 FBIS]

July 25: Beirut Radio reported that an explosion in the town of Amun, near Nabatiyya, had killed three people and injured one person. [7/28 FBIS]

July 30: Hizballah claimed responsibility for an attack in the eastern area of the "security zone" that killed one Israeli soldier and injured four others. [7/31 NYT]

Aug. 5: Beirut Voice of Lebanon reported that Hizballah forces had attacked an Israeli military patrol in the Al-Rayhan area, killing one soldier and injuring four others. [8/6 FBIS]

Aug. 10: Israeli aircraft bombed suspected Hizballah positions south of the Biqa' Valley. [8/11 WP]

Hizballah sources reported that Hizballah forces had attacked the Sujud Post, killing two Israeli soldiers. [8/11 FBIS]

Aug. 19: Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that Hizballah forces had attacked an Israeli patrol near the Sujud Post, killing one Israeli soldier. [8/20 FBIS]

Beirut Radio reported that Israeli aircraft launched two air-to-surface missiles in the Iqlim al-Tuffah region. [8/20 FBIS]

Aug. 21: Beirut Radio reported that an explosion on the road to Qal`at al-Shaqif, in the south, had killed two Israeli soldiers. [8/22 NYT, WP, 8/24 FBIS]

Aug. 25: Two Israeli helicopters attacked a car, south of Tyre, killing Hasan al-Amin, the head of the Amal movement in the western section of southern Lebanon. [8/26 NYT, WP]

Hizballah forces fired rockets into Qiryat Shemona in Northern Israel, along the Lebanese border, injuring nine people. …