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The border with Israel, down the extreme south and southeast of Lebanon, remains a highly flammable area. Long teetering on the edge of violence, this zone of tension has seen increased fighting between Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based resistance movement, and the Israeli army. Though the militants' aims do not include harassing - or killing - tourists, travellers are nonetheless advised to stay well away from these border areas, in particular the Fatima Gate and Shebaa Farms regions, where firings of missiles and mortar rounds are not uncommon.

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