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  • Israeli soldiers sit on top of their tank near the site of an exchange of fire between Israeli and Lebanese troops along the border between Israel and Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. Lebanese and Israeli troops exchanged fire Tuesday in a fierce border battle that killed a senior Israeli officer, two Lebanese soldiers and a journalist underlining how easily tensions can re-ignite along the frontier where Israel and Hezbollah fought a war four years ago. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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  • Mitri said an inspection team from the U.N.'s nuclear agency will visit Libya to assess the thousands of barrels of yellowcake uranium that reportedly are being stored in a former military facility amid a "precarious" security situation in the country.

  • "The country remains awash with unsecured weapons and munitions that continue to pose a regional security risk given Libya's porous borders," Tarek Mitri, who heads the U.N. support mission for Libya, said in a report to the Security Council.

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