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  • army
  • Still uncertain on the eve of the truce was whether it would take hold and stick long enough--a week or more--for the UN to assemble and dispatch a 15,000-member multinational force to move south with the Lebanese army and take control of the war zone. (chicagotribune.com)
  • He recalled how the mass anti-Syria demonstrations in 2005 had forced the Syrian Army to depart Lebanon. (csmonitor.com)
  • Addressing potential troop contributors, the U.N. deputy secretary general, Mark Malloch Brown, said no U.N. task in Lebanon was "more urgent, nor more fundamental to preserving peace" than sending a "strong, robust force" to help the Lebanese army assert its authority over south Lebanon for the first time in more than 25 years. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The Israeli army said it was investigating. (foxnews.com)
  • The Israeli air force carried out an attack in Lebanon on Friday, the army said, hours after militants there fired four rockets at the Jewish state. (breitbart.com)
  • Thursday's attack was the first such incident since November 2011, when the Abdullah Azzam Brigades fired a volley of rockets from southern Lebanon at Israel, provoking then too a reaction from the Israeli army. (breitbart.com)
  • The analysis continues: 'Already, the argument about who 'lost' Lebanon, who 'betrayed' Israel's Lebanese allies and who 'humiliated' Israel's vaunted army is audible in the political debate. (rferl.org)
  • Israel ran the prison using the militia they had created, the South Lebanese Army. (electronicintifada.net)
  • In May 2000, when Israel withdrew from Lebanon, many of Khiam's guards and interrogators fled across the border among the six thousand members of the South Lebanese Army and their families who took refuge in Israel, living under Israeli government protection at the expense of the Israeli taxpayer. (electronicintifada.net)
  • The two countries signed a secret agreement on 1 February 1946, with Soviet minister to Syria and Lebanon Daniel Solod as signatory for the USSR, in which the Soviet Union agreed to provide military help in the formation of the Syrian Arab Army and prescribed Soviet diplomatic and political support in the international arena. (wikipedia.org)
  • cease-fire
  • We requested a cease-fire to allow for the cessation of hostility, which would allow for the building of the forces of Lebanon in order to establish its sovereignty over the whole of its territory,' he told reporters. (cnn.com)
  • tensions
  • The leadership of the anti-Syrian and Western-backed March 14 parliamentary coalition has shown little appetite for confrontations on the street that will only aggravate rising tensions between Lebanese Shiites and Sunnis. (csmonitor.com)
  • violation
  • He said: "In order for the current cessation of hostilities to be sustained, Israel must withdraw without further delay from the position it still occupies within Lebanon and must stop its violation of Lebanese territory. (aljazeera.com)
  • Hamas
  • Israeli and European leaders talk of the tunnel system -- by one estimate there are 1,100 of them -- as if it was exclusively devoted to supplying weapons and ammunition to Hamas. (alternet.org)
  • government
  • However, Saud said, 'We agree on the importance of stopping the fighting so the Lebanese government can extend its influence all over its territory. (cnn.com)
  • shells
  • Then it will try to restore the electricity, water and sewage systems wrecked by Israeli bombs and shells. (alternet.org)
  • bombs
  • A day earlier, Israeli bombs destroyed her family s home in the southern village of Ayta Chaeb. (apfn.org)
  • Lubnān
  • Four distinct physiographic regions may be distinguished: a narrow coastal plain along the Mediterranean Sea, the Lebanon Mountains (Jabal Lubnān), Al-Biqāʿ (Bekaa) valley, and the Anti-Lebanon and Hermon ranges running parallel to the Lebanese Mountains. (britannica.com)
  • Middle East
  • Fouad Siniora, the Lebanese prime minister, called on the EU to pressure the US to play a more constructive role in achieving peace in the Middle East in his address to the European parliament on Wednesday. (aljazeera.com)
  • Notwithstanding its meagre natural resources, Lebanon long managed to serve as a busy commercial and cultural centre for the Middle East . (britannica.com)
  • UNICEF
  • With a measles and polio immunization campaign already in progress across Lebanon, UNICEF is revising its plans to deal with the rapidly changing situation. (unicef.org)
  • UNICEF correspondent Jane O'Brien reports on the trauma of Lebanese refugee children in Syria, thousands of whom are now heading home with their families. (unicef.org)
  • Our bigger concern is measles, because we've had cases of measles in Lebanon before," said UNICEF Assistant Health Officer Dr. Nejib Nimah. (unicef.org)
  • At this stage it's very difficult to give a realistic assessment of the damage," said UNICEF Senior Advisor for Emergencies Paul Sherlock, just returned from a three-day mission to southern Lebanon. (unicef.org)
  • political stability
  • Political analysts, however, described the agreement as only an encouraging first step in what remains a still rocky road to restoring political stability to the much-battered Lebanese state. (washingtonpost.com)
  • rocket
  • Mahmoud s 8-month-old sister, Maryam, suffered similar burns on her neck and hands when an Israeli rocket hit the family car. (apfn.org)
  • Tyre
  • On the outskirts of the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre, displaced people sit with belongings in a car on their way back home. (unicef.org)
  • Displaced Lebanese children receive humanitarian aid from the Red Cross at a temporary shelter inside a school in the southern port city of Tyre. (unicef.org)
  • TYRE, Lebanon Dirty bandages hid the worst of 8-year-old Zainab Jawad s swollen, bloodied nose Monday. (apfn.org)
  • Though Lebanon, particularly its coastal region, was the site of some of the oldest human settlements in the world-the Phoenician ports of Tyre (modern Ṣūr), Sidon (Ṣaydā), and Byblos (Jubayl) were dominant centres of trade and culture in the 3rd millennium bce -it was not until 1920 that the contemporary state came into being. (britannica.com)
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Although most of Lebanon receives a relatively large amount of rainfall annually (compared to its arid surroundings), certain areas in northeastern Lebanon receive little rainfall because the high peaks of the western mountains block rain clouds from the Mediterranean Sea . (newworldencyclopedia.org)