Israel has agreed to withdraw itâ€™s troops from Lebanon by the weekend. About 80 percent of the Israeli force has already left after the 34 day war with a Lebanese Hizbollah guerilla group, but Lieutenant-General Dan Halutz said that Israel wanted the troops home by Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) which begins on Friday. The French have also deployed their peace keeping force, increasing the number of troops to 4950. The UN feels that a force of 5 000 is sufficient to enforce the August 14 truce between the two countries. The peace keeping force will aid the 10 000 Lebanese troops already deployed in Southern Lebanon.
About Nikki Slabbert
I'm just your run of the mill African, have been a journalist since I graduated, I lived in Asia for 4 years, travelled Central and S America for a year and spent the last year travelling USA and Canada. I make my millions writing and painting. Likes: The thing I like best in all the world is 'The Muffin' (my own personal Canuck!), my coffee machine, Canada, Music, nature and small children with candy. Dislikes: George Bush, Violence, TV, Botox, Celery (its from the devil), Pollution, people who throw trash out their car windows and George Bush.