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IDF says presence of weapons in southern Lebanon is 'a concern' and a violation of UN Resolution 1701, which ended the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

The Lebanese army dismantled on Monday four rockets in southern Lebanon that were set to be fired into Israel, a Lebanese security official said.

An Israeli military spokesperson said that the presence of weapons in southern Lebanon was "a concern" and a clear violation of UN Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 war between Israel and the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah.

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The IDF added that the Israeli military held the Lebanese government and army responsible for implementing the resolution, which calls for all armed militias in Lebanon, including Hezbollah, to be disarmed.

A rocket fired from Lebanon toward Israel last week exploded in Lebanese territory, wounding one woman.

Rockets fired from Lebanon exploded in Israel three weeks ago, causing no damage or injuries. It was the first such cross-border attack in two years.

Although the attacks have not been linked to Hezbollah, they have raised fears of a military confrontation between Israel and the Shiite group.