Germany may help with border security in Lebanon

August 16, 2006 22:28

Germany is willing to help a UN force in Lebanon provide security at the border with Syria, the government said on Wednesday, but made no firm commitment to send troops to act as peacekeepers. Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of two other parties in her coalition government agreed Wednesday that Germany wants to help end the conflict between Israel and Hizbullah "according to its capabilities," her office said. The German government said in a statement that it could help with "securing the Syrian-Lebanese border," but provided no details and made no mention of ground troops.

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