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Blair Calls for Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon

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Blair Calls for Peacekeeping Force in South of Lebanon


By Jad Mouawad and Steven Erlanger
The New York Times
Monday 17 July 2006

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Beirut, Lebanon - Israeli jets hit a Lebanese port today and killed 17 people in strikes at targets linked to Hezbollah in the city's suburbs, while the militant group continued the rocket barrage on Israel that killed 8 people in the port city of Haifa on Sunday.

Meanwhile, as the G-8 summit ended in St. Petersburg, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan called for an international peacekeeping force to be deployed in southern Lebanon to stop Hezbollah's rocket attacks.

President Bush, in remarks he apparently believed could not be overheard, used an expletive to tell Mr. Blair at a lunch concluding the summit meeting that the United Nations should "get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop" its rocket attacks.

Once that happens, "it's over," Mr. Bush said, news services reported.

The attack by Hezbollah on Haifa on Sunday prompted Israeli leaders to step up their military campaign to drive the group from southern Lebanon.

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