Peretz: We'll maintain security zone in s. Lebanon

July 25, 2006 17:18

Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Tuesday that Israel would maintain a security zone in southern Lebanon until an international force arrives there. Peretz did not say whether IDF soldiers would remain in Lebanon or would maintain the zone using airstrikes and artillery fire. "If there is not a multinational force that will get in to control the fences, a multinational force with an enforcement capability, we will continue to control (Hizbullah) with our fire toward any one who will get close to the defined security zone," he said.

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