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Two ships carrying tanks and other equipment for French peacekeepers arrive in Beirut

September 25, 2018
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Two cargo ships carrying heavy equipment for French peacekeepers in the U.N. force monitoring the cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah have docked at the Beirut port and began unloading early Tuesday, a spokesman for the French contingent said. (International Herald Tribune — 12 September, 2006)
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Thirteen French tanks, the most powerful armor ever deployed by a U.N. peacekeeping force, came ashore Tuesday, beefing up a mission aimed at cementing the uneasy cease-fire in Lebanon. (MSNBC — 13 September, 2006)
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More Italian troops arrived in Lebanon Sunday as part of the largest contingent of U.N. multinational forces to date. (CNN — 14 September, 2006)
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UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 18 — The United Nations pressed Italy and other European countries Friday to commit troops to lead a vanguard U.N. peacekeeping force of 3,500 that it hopes to deploy in southern Lebanon by Aug. 28 to help enforce a fragile cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah. (Washington Post — 1 hour ago)
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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 — 13 September, 2006)
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U.N peacekeepers on Wednesday asked Israel’s army to pull down a new barbed-wire barrier that Lebanon said encroached on its territory but Israel denied it was on Lebanese soil, in a test of the month-old cease-fire. (International Herald Tribune — 14 September, 2006)
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