Italian peacekeepers hit snag in Lebanon… no place to go

When Italian troops landed in Lebanon two weeks ago to reinforce UN peacekeeping forces they planned to base their headquarters in the town of Juwaya. Two weeks later, they are still waiting to set up shop and start work helping to police the August 14 truce that ended the war between

Israel and Hezbollah. The reason? Local landowners, who agreed to rent property through the government for the

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) when it was first established in 1978, say they have never been paid. And they don’t want to get burned again. Full Story

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