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UN envoy warns of ‘security vacuum for the next 2 to 3 months’

A UN envoy said on Tuesday it could take the Lebanese Army and international troops two to three months to fill a “security vacuum” in Southern Lebanon and warned “unintended” acts could spark renewed fighting. “There is now a security vacuum which the Lebanese government is trying to fill” with the help of international forces, Terje Roed-Larsen, the top UN envoy on Syria-Lebanon issues, told Reuters in an interview. “But I think realistically, up to a point, you will have such a vacuum in Lebanon for the next two to three months,” he added. “The situation is still extremely fragile … Unintended incidents can kick off renewed violence, which might escalate and spin out of control.” Full Story

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