Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Lebanon

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Lebanon

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1999

July 17: Beirut Radio reported that Israeli aircraft had fired four missiles at the Al-Biqa' region. [7/19 FBIS]

July 21: Spain agreed to lend Lebanon up to $105 million in soft loans, repayable over 30 years, to develop small- and medium-sized businesses. (7/22 Fr]

July 27: The Israel-Lebanon Monitoring Group (ILMG) criticized Israel for shelling the town of Yuhmur. [7/28 FBIS]

July 28: The New York-based organization Human Rights Watch issued a report stating that since 1985 the South Lebanon Army (SLA), in conjunction with Israel, had expelled hundreds of Lebanese from their homes in the "security zone." The Israeli Defense Ministry denied any responsibility for the expulsions. [7/29 NYT, Fr, WPI

Aug. 4: The ILMG called on Israel to cease military operations that endangered civilians. [8/5 FBIS]

Aug. 16: In a suburb of Sidon, two roadside bombs exploded, killing Hizballah commander 'Ali Hassan Dib, also known as Abu Hassan. Hizballah blamed the attack on Israel. [8/17 NYT, WP]

In a statement to Al-Manar television, Prime Minister Salim AI-Huss criticized Israel for the roadside bomb that killed Hizballah commander Dib. (8/17 FBIS]

Aug. 17: Hizballah forces killed two Israeli soldiers and injured six others during clashes at Wadi Sluki, in the "security zone." [8/18 NYT, FT, WSJ, WP]

Aug. …

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