Lebanon – De-mining team returns after ‘local’ disputes

(The Daily Star, September 28, 2010)

A de-mining team has resumed its operations in the southern village of Yohmor. The step came following contacts between the village’s municipality and locals on one side and the Lebanese Army on the other.

The army ordered MAG team to return to the village after asking it to leave one week ago due to some “local” disputes. Media reports said that members from Hizbullah have asked the team to suspend its work and leave Yohmor, under the pretext that some of its members were looking for arms caches owned by the party. The team has been working for four years on removing cluster bombs dropped by Israel during its 2006 war across Lebanon.