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Lebanon army touted as solution to crisis

Lebanon’s national army is largely a spectator in the bloody confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah. Its troops are taking casualties from Israeli fire and are unable — or unwilling — to take on the guerrillas whose rocket attacks on Israel are inviting punitive reprisals. Yet the Israelis, backed by the international community, want Lebanon’s army to deploy along the border to push back Hezbollah guerrillas as a condition to end the fighting, and the force of about 70,000 soldiers is expected to play a key role in any future peaceful settlement. Full Story

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