Lebanon: prime minister against Bush's cease-fire plan

Meanwhile, fighting continued Tuesday between Hezbollah guerrillas and Israeli forces in south Lebanon near the border with Israel. One Israeli soldier was killed and five others wounded in clashes in Bint Jbail, the Israeli army said.

Fighting in Bint Jbail, in the southeast corner of Lebanon, also killed fifteen guerrillas, the military said. Hezbollah was not immediately available for comment, but has rarely announced casualties in the fighting that erupted nearly a month ago, the AP reports.

Hezbollah TV, Al-Manar, claimed the guerillas had inflicted casualties on Israeli forces near the Mediterranean city Naqoura some 4 kilomters north of the border. The Israeli army confirmed that clashes occurred in the western sector and that there were casualties, but did not say which side had suffered the losses or give the location of the incidents.

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