Lebanon Commits 15,000 Troops to South

The Associated Press
Monday, August 7, 2006; 3:14 PM

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- The Lebanese government unanimously agreed Monday to send 15,000 soldiers to south Lebanon if Israeli troops withdraw, Information Minister Ghazi Aridi said.

Earlier in the day, the Lebanese army called up reserve soldiers in a move linked to the possible deployment on the border if a cease-fire agreement is reach to end nearly four weeks of fighting between Hezbollah guerrillas and Israeli forces.

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