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UNSC passes resolution on West Asia truce

The vote capped weeks of anguished negotiations on a plan to halt the war that began when Israel attacked Lebanon.

india Updated: Aug 12, 2006 05:53 IST

The UN Security Council adopted unanimously on Friday a resolution calling for an end to fighting between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah and authorizing up to 15,000 new peacekeepers to enforce it.

The vote capped weeks of anguished negotiations on a plan to halt the war that began when Israel attacked Lebanon after the July 12 abduction of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah guerrillas in a cross-border raid.

Hezbollah then rained rockets on northern Israel.