Turkey to join UNIFIL force at end of October

September 18, 2006 12:14

Turkish soldiers are expected to join the international peacekeeping force in Lebanon at the end of October, the state news agency said Monday, citing diplomatic sources. The Turkish contingent is expected to be made up primarily of naval forces with a "limited number" of ground troops, the report said. The precise details of the Turkish contribution are expected to be finalized after a military and Foreign Ministry officials meet with UN officials next week in New York, the report said.

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