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Turkey Agrees To Deploy Troops In South Lebanon

September 24, 2018
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ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 5 — Turkey agreed Tuesday to send troops to Lebanon to monitor a tense cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah, becoming the first Muslim country with diplomatic ties with Israel to do so. (Washington Post — 7 September, 2006)
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Turkey became the second Muslim country to commit troops to the expanded U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, with parliament voting Tuesday in favor of deployment despite widespread public opposition. (CNN — 7 September, 2006)
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Turkey on Tuesday became the first Muslim country with diplomatic ties to Israel to pledge troops to an international peacekeeping force that will monitor a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah. (MSNBC — 6 September, 2006)
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Turkey’s parliament approved sending soldiers to join the expanded U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, becoming the second Muslim nation to commit troops for the mission. (International Herald Tribune — 6 September, 2006)
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U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday repeated his hope that Israel will lift its blockade of Lebanon within days and reminded Jerusalem that the withdrawal of troops is “crucial” to monitoring its cease-fire with Hezbollah. (International Herald Tribune — 6 September, 2006)
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Israel said it would lift its eight-week-old air and sea blockade of Lebanon on Thursday at 1800 (1500 GMT), the BBC reported. (Aljazeera — 7 September, 2006)
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BEIRUT, Sept. 8 — Israel lifted its eight-week-old maritime blockade of Lebanon on Friday, the United Nations announced, and within hours a gleaming white ship pulled into Beirut harbor carrying a load of appliances. (Washington Post — 14 hours ago)
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A ship carrying 200 French troops docked Saturday at Beirut’s port as the soldiers prepared to head to south Lebanon to join the U.N. peacekeeping force monitoring the cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas. (International Herald Tribune — 9 September, 2006)
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PARIS, Aug. 24 — French President Jacques Chirac said Thursday that France would commit 2,000 troops to a new international peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon. The decision breaks a stalemate that has held up the dispatch of soldiers seen by diplomats as crucial to maintaining the 11-day-old… (Washington Post — 4 minutes ago)
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Israel said it would end its blockade of Lebanon after being assured that international forces would stop arms from being smuggled to Hezbollah. (New York Times — 7 September, 2006)
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