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Turkey pledges peacekeepers to Lebanon

September 24, 2018
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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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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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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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The Gulf state of Qatar on Monday became the first Arab country to commit troops to a U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon with an offer of 200-300 troops. (MSNBC — 5 September, 2006)
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Israel has lifted the air blockade of Lebanon that it imposed two months ago when the conflict with Hezbollah erupted But it says a naval blockade will remain in place until an international force (ABC News — 7 hours ago)
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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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UN secretary-general Kofi Annan says he hopes for word on the lifting of an Israeli blockade on Lebanon within two days as the shape of a carefully orchestrated deal involving France Italy and Germ (ABC News — 6 September, 2006)
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Lebanese troops moved on Tuesday into a town wrecked by Israel’s war with Hezbollah, as U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he hoped for word on the lifting of an Israeli blockade on Lebanon within two days. (MSNBC — 5 September, 2006)
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Israel began lifting its blockade of Lebanon on Thursday, a Foreign Ministry official said, but declined to say how long the pullback would take. (International Herald Tribune — 13 hours ago)
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About 1,000 Italian marines are expected in southern Lebanon, increasing the number of troops on the ground to roughly 3,250 out of a projected goal of 15,000. (New York Times — 4 September, 2006)
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Secretary General Kofi Annan said that the United Nations would mediate talks on the release of Israeli and Hezbollah prisoners. (New York Times — 5 September, 2006)
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Kofi Annan will appoint a secret negotiator tomediate between Israel and Hezbollah for the release of two Israelisoldiers seized in July. – (The Age — 5 September, 2006)
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Qatar Airways says it will resume direct flights to Beirut on Monday despite a blockade by Israel. (BBC News — 4 September, 2006)
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Israel will lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon tomorrow evening, the Israeli prime minister said today. (Guardian — 7 September, 2006)
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel lifted its blockade of Lebanon’s international airport on Thursday but said it was keeping a naval blockade in place until an international force deployed off the coast. (Washington Post — 29 minutes ago)
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