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Hezbollah, Israeli Troops Trade Fire on Tense Lebanon-Israeli Border

Lebanon says clashes between Hezbollah guerrillas and Israeli forces have erupted anew on its tense southern border with Israel.

Hezbollah's al-Manar television says guerrilla fighters engaged an Israeli army unit that crossed into Lebanon Wednesday.

Israel says its troops briefly entered Lebanese territory and exchanged fire with guerrillas while rescuing a civilian hang-glider who inadvertently landed inside Lebanon. No casualties were reported.

The flare-up comes two days after what has been described as the heaviest clashes in the disputed area since Israel withdrew from south Lebanon five years ago. Four guerrillas were killed and 11 Israeli soldiers were wounded on Monday.

Earlier Wednesday, Israeli aircraft entered Lebanese airspace to drop leaflets in south Lebanon and Beirut. The leaflets, signed by "the state of Israel," said Hezbollah is out to destroy Lebanon.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.