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Discovery of corpse near Israel-Lebanon line

UN probing discovery of corpse near Israel-Lebanon withdrawal line

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Personal Representative to Lebanon today called for calm along the country’s withdrawal line with Israel after the United Nations peacekeeping force in the area discovered a corpse there.

The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) found the dead body of a Lebanese national in the area along the so-called Blue Line, after being requested yesterday by the Lebanese authorities to search for a missing person.

After meeting this morning with Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora, the senior UN envoy to the country, Geir Pedersen, called for calm and restraint along the Blue Line.

UNIFIL is currently conducting an investigation along the Blue Line, and is in contact with all parties to prevent any further escalation or violation of the Line.

The body has been turned over to the Lebanese gendarmerie.

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