Report: LAF seizes Hizbullah weapons

Lebanese Armed Forces say Hizbullah is keeping operatives out of S. Lebanon.

October 10, 2006 16:14
Report: LAF seizes Hizbullah weapons

Hizbullah march 298.88. (photo credit: AP [file])


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Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr said Tuesday that the Lebanese army had confiscated a stock of Hizbullah weapons, Israel Radio reported. Speaking at a press conference in Beirut, Murr said that Hizbullah was cooperating with the army and keeping its armed operatives out of southern Lebanon.

  • The second Lebanon war: special report Murr stated that one of the Lebanese army's goals was to keep "the enemy" from finding a reason to resume attacks on Lebanon. Murr did not specify the quantity or type of weapons seized. Earlier Tuesday, the vanguard of Turkey's ground forces to take part in peacekeeping in south Lebanon, becoming the first troops from a Muslim country to deploy in the UN operation. Turkey's contribution to the peacekeeping force was met with opposition in the Turkish parliament for fear of Turkish troops being drawn into fighting with fellow Muslims to protect Israel.

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