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Spain king visits Lebanon after peacekeeper's death

A picture released by the Lebanese photo agency Dalati and Nohra shows Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam (R) meeting with Spain's King Felipe VI in Beirut on April 7, 2015Spain’s King Felipe VI called for “peace and harmony” in Lebanon Tuesday on a visit that will take him to the country’s troubled border where Israeli artillery killed a Spanish peacekeeper. The king’s first visit to Lebanon since he took the throne last June follows a joint Spanish-Israeli probe into the death in January of Corporal Javier Soria Toledo, 36. At the start of his two-day visit Felipe paid tribute to Soria and the 12 other Spanish serviceman killed over the years in Lebanon on peacekeeping duty. “Spain’s commitment to this (peacekeeping) aim is firm and decided,” Felipe said in a speech in Beirut, according to a text in Spanish released by the palace.

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