Thursday, October 25, 2007
UN Report Points to Lebanese Militias Re-arming
The latest semi-annual report on Lebanon from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paints a gloomy picture. Among the points of concern: groups such as Hizbullah are re-arming, in contravention of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701; weapons smuggling into the country is continuing and Beirut’s political crisis shows no signs of ending. The Lebanese government seized a truckload of Grad rockets, mortars and ammunition for automatic rifles and machine guns belonging to Hizbullah in June, according to the report. A similar cache was discovered in February.