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Conflict Incident Report

Attacks against UN observers

Associated Timeline/Case: 
New Wars, No Peace | January, 2006 to December, 2008
Date of incident: 
July 25, 2006
Death toll: 

In Khiyam, South Lebanon, four UN observers were killed by an Israeli precision-guided missile fired on their clearly marked post. HRW reports of frequent attacks on UNIFIL positions and reminds that peacekeeping forces "are entitled to the same protection from attack afforded to civilians". -- Attacks against UN observers: Thirty direct attacks by the Israeli Army were documented to have taken place against UNIFIL positions, leading to the death of four unarmed UN observers at the Khiyam base. The UN HRC concluded that these attacks were not justified.

Primary category: 
Air Strike