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Annan finds 13 incidents of illicit arms in Lebanon

The United Nations has documented 13 incidents of illegal weapons in southern Lebanon since early September, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Friday, calling Beirut’s border monitoring deficient. U.N. Security Council resolutions have called on Lebanon to disarm all militias on its soil, including Hezbollah guerrillas, and banned all unauthorized arms in Lebanon. But Annan, in an eight-page status report to the U.N. Security Council, said there were “significant deficiencies” in equipment, training and coordination among four different Lebanese government services responsible for the borders. Full Story

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