Germany: Majority votes to send warships to UNIFIL

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September 20, 2006 13:07

 
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German lawmakers voted by a large majority Wednesday to send warships to the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon with a mandate to stop arms shipments to Hizbullah guerrillas. The measure passed by a vote of 442 to 152 with five abstentions, meaning Germany will send up to 2,400 service personnel and lead a multinational naval force patrolling the Lebanese coast to reinforce the Israel-Hizbullah cease-fire.

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