4 Lebanese killed in clash with Israeli troops...
Has the Lebanese turned routine maintenance into a potential war???
According to Israeli reports, the IDF was performing necessary maintenance work across the fence, but still within Israeli territory, since the fence does not always exactly parallel the border.
Lebanese troops reportedly opened fire, to which the IDF responded with artillery fire into Southern Lebanon and dispatched helicopters which attacked LAF battalion headquarters in the village of Altaybeh, as well as a number of armored vehicles that were parked nearby.
IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.- Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi flew to the Northern border Tuesday to oversee operations.
The IDF says it had coordinated its crossing of the fence with UNIFIL, informing them of a need to carry out maintenance work across the fence but still within Israeli territory.