Lebanese surveyor killed by Syrian fire
A Lebanese surveyor was shot dead on the border by Syrian fire, the Lebanese army said on Tuesday.
The incident came just before the UN Security Council discusses a UN report implicating Syria in the February slaying of former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri. The victim, Mohammed Ismail, was working for the Lebanese army in the western Bekaa valley near the Syrian border.
"Ismail was carrying out a routine mission for the army's geographic affairs division when he was hit by gunfire coming from the other side of the border," the spokesman said, according to AFP.