Lebanese army says it will restore order, tells gunmen to leave

The Lebanese army command is ordering its troops to establish security in the capital and is calling on all parties to withdraw their gunmen from the streets and reopen roads. The army statement also said the issue of Hizbullah's controversial communications network would be handled by the army's Signal Corps. An airport security chief fired by the government for his links to Hizbullah would also be kept on. The chief's removal and the government's decision to declare the communications network illegal sparked days of the worst sectarian clashes in the country since the civil war ended in 1990.