Mayadin: Syrian SAMs fired last Saturday (which resulted in downing an F16) passed over Tel Aviv and Haifa before falling in the Mediterranean sea
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Sec. Tillerson: This trip is an important opportunity to reaffirm the strong bonds between our countries. U.S. stands firmly with the Lebanese people and Lebanon's legitimate state institutions as Lebanon faces formidable challenges and threats in the region.
Lebanese presidency denies U.S. Secretary of State kept waiting at palace
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says US has never given heavy arms to the YPG group.
Tillerson says Hezbollah actions threaten Lebanon, region
Tillerson: It is unacceptable for militias like Hezbollah to act outside Lebanese law and sovereignty
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: Hezbollah should end its activities abroad, referring to Syria, to lower tensions
Tillerson: The Lebanese people should be concerned about Hezbollah's actions
Tillerson: I call upon the leaders of Lebanon to maintain a policy of distancing themselves from the conflicts of the region
Tillerson: Hezbollah's growing military arsenal and its involvement in several conflicts in the region threaten the security of Lebanon
Tillerson: There is no difference between the military and political wing of Hezbollah
Lebanon tells U.S. committed to calm at southern border
Aoun tells Tillerson Lebanon rejects Israeli claims over the Exclusive Economic Zone in Lebanese territorial waters: TDS
In meeting with Tillerson, Aoun urged US, UN to play "effective role" to resolve dispute over land, sea borders with Israel
Lebanon president Aoun says to US Tillerson that Beirut is committed to keeping calm along southern border, does not want war with anyone
Lebanese President Michel Aoun to Tillerson: The US should work on stopping Israel from its continued aggression on Lebanese sovereignty
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U.S. Embassy Beirut:Secretary Tillerson arrives at the Baabda Presidential Palace ahead of meeting with President Michel Aoun
Tillerson: "We also have to recognize the reality that [Hezbollah] is part of the political process in Lebanon."
Tillerson: We support a democratic Lebanon free from the influence of any party or power
Tillerson: Hezbollah is influenced by Iran and this is not useful to Lebanon's future in the long run
Harakat Nujaba leader Akram al-Kaabi survived the Israeli strikes on Saturday. Yesterday he visited the grave of Imad Mughniyeh in Beirut's southern suburbs. He vowed to fight alongside Hezbollah if there is another war with Israel.
Lieberman: "Israel will react to any provocation in the north, and will continue to defend its interests. It's not the time to bark - but to bite. And we'll bite hard. I hope we will not have to do It".
Israel's military says it arrested a mentally ill Lebanese citizen who was coerced by Hezbollah into penetrating from Lebanon in order to test border defenses
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The Lebanese army: the remains of two missiles were found in the areas of Riyaq and Kokba
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One of the fired missile fall in Lebanon-Hasbaya ~50km distance from Damascus
Lebanese media also reports that Israeli warplanes are flying over southern Lebanon
Emergency sirens are heard in Northern Israel
New Israeli attack is taking place - Jets can be heard all over south-east Lebanon
Video of the latest armed clashes in Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp
US State Department: Hezbollah will be central topic of Tillerson's discussions with Lebanese officials during his visit to Beirut