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Lebanese army takes up position on Israel border

An infantry unit of some 200 soldiers supported by tanks were deployed at two points on the border's western sector.

india Updated: Sep 23, 2006 12:47 IST

The Lebanese army, backed by UN peacekeepers, took up positions on Saturday for the first time in decades on the "Blue Line" border demarcation with Israel.

An infantry unit of some 200 soldiers supported by tanks were deployed at two points on the border's western sector, at Naqura on the Mediterranean coast and Labbuneh, three kilometres inland to the east, an army spokesman said.

The two posts, set up with the support of a Ghanaian armoured unit of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), stand 100 metres from Israeli army positions on the other side of the border.

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