Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Lebanon

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Lebanon

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Lebanon

See also, Iran

1999

Jan. 25: Solidere, the Lebanese company in charge of rebuilding a portion of Beirut, awarded a $53 million environmental contract to the US company, Radian International. [1/26 FT]

Feb. 18: Israeli troops seized the town of Arnoun, located three miles from the Israeli "security zone" in southern Lebanon. [2/19 NYT]

Feb. 19: Beirut Radio reported that Chamber of Deputies Speaker Nabih Birri met with Hizballah Secretary General Hasan Nasrallah to discuss bilateral cooperation. [2/22 FBIS]

Feb. 22: Beirut Radio reported that Israeli aircraft had launched three sorties over the area between Jibal al-Butm, Zibqin, and Yatar, firing six missiles. [2/23 FBIS]

Feb. 23: Hizballah forces killed three Israeli soldiers and injured five during clashes in the "security zone." [2/24 NYT, FT, WP]

Feb. 25: An Israeli army spokesman reported that, on 24 February, Israeli forces had killed four Hizballah fighters in the "security zone," near Tyre, in retaliation for the deaths of three Israeli soldiers on 23 February. [2/26 FBIS]

Hizballah sources denied Israeli claims of killing four Hizballah fighters on 24 February near Tyre. [2/26 FBIS]

Feb. 26: About 1,000 people cut through the barbed wire and crossed the minefield surrounding the town of Arnoun to protest Israeli annexation of the town. No casualties were reported. [2/27 NYT]

Feb. 28: In the "security zone," a roadside bomb exploded, killing four Israelis, including a general and a journalist. …

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