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Lebanon declares victory in war on militants

June 23, 2007
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Lebanon declared victory on Thursday in its 33-day war against an al Qaeda-inspired militant group at a Palestinian refugee camp and said its military operation there was over.The fighting between the army and militants holed up in the Nahr al-Bared camp in north Lebanon was the worst outbreak of internal violence in the country since the end of its civil war 17 years ago and cost the lives of at least 166 people.

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Syria seals border with Lebanon

June 23, 2007
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Syrian authorities have closed a border crossing with northeastern Lebanon without giving a reason, amid earlier closure of two other crossings.


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