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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Truce #836647

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 16, 2006
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(Studio: Tom Foreman) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Wolf Blitzer) The planned peacekeeping efforts in south Lebanon as part of the cease-fire after 34 days of fighting between Israel & Hizballah noted.

(Beirut: Brent Sadler) The complex military plan for the U.N. forces to take over & then hand control to Lebanese government troops featured; details given about what Hizballah fighters will do about their weaponry. [Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad SINIORA†- says there will be no more weapons.] [Lebanese President Emile LAHOUD†- {thru reporter's translation} comments on weapons.] [Israeli foreign minister Tzipi LIVNI - says this is a moment of truth for the international community to implement the resolution to change Lebanon.] The rules of engagement in Lebanon now & suggestions that Hizballah fighters {& their weapons} will just blend into the general population as an invisible force discussed.

Foreman, Tom;
Blitzer, Wolf;
Sadler, Brent

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