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Israel hints at easing blockade

Israel said on Wednesday it could gradually dismantle its blockade of Lebanon as Lebanese and U.N. forces control entry points to stop Hizbollah rearming, and the U.N. commander in the south said a breakthrough could be close. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who was in Ankara for talks on Turkey’s contribution to a bigger UNIFIL peacekeeping force in Lebanon, has tried to orchestrate a deal to end an 8-week-blockade that Lebanon sees as collective punishment. Full Story

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