260 Turkish soldiers to fly to Lebanon next week

October 5, 2006 09:44

Around 260 Turkish soldiers will join the international peacekeeping force in Lebanon next week, private NTV television reported on Thursday. A Turkish frigate will also depart on Friday to join international naval forces, NTV said. Turkish officials were not immediately available for comment. An engineer company, composed of around 260 soldiers, was expected to fly to Lebanon from Ankara on Tuesday, NTV said. Turkey was not expected to offer more land forces, but is also contributing some navy ships.

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