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Lebanese troops deploy in Hezbollah stronghold

Lebanese troops deploy in Hezbollah stronghold

Sep 23, –  Hundreds of Lebanese soldiers and policemen deployed into Hezbollah strongholds south of Beirut on Monday, after officials said they had reached a deal with the Shiite militant group to send troops into neighborhoods where they long had only a symbolic presence. The agreement follows a backlash against Hezbollah’s tightened security measures in […]

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Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

May 22, BEIRUT (AP) — The appeal came as Syrian government forces battled for the fourth straight day trying to wrest control of the western town of Qusair from the rebels. The town lies along a strategic land corridor linking the capital, Damascus, with the Mediterranean coast, the heartland of Assad’s Alawite sect. Syria’s main […]

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Hezbollah fighters join Syrian army to fight rebels in key town

Hezbollah fighters join Syrian army to fight rebels in key town

May 21, BEIRUT AP — Lebanese security officials said fighting between Syrian troops and rebels over the town of Qusair had spread to the village of Hit, on the Syrian side near the border with Lebanon. Two opposition fighters were killed and several others wounded, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity in line […]

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Syrian troops besiege strategic rebel-held town

Syrian troops besiege strategic rebel-held town

May 20, BEIRUT (AP) — With the regime scoring gains on the battlefield, the U.S. and Russia could face an even tougher task persuading Assad and his opponents to attend talks on ending Syria’s 26-month-old conflict. Washington and Moscow hope to start talks with an international conference as early as next month, though no date […]

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