The Dispatcher spent some time in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war. This article touches on one of the holdovers of that war: the presence of thousands of Syrian troops inside Lebanon… “Mr. Roed-Larsen, until last month UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, was named to his new post to implement Security Council resolution 1559, which was adopted in September and called for the withdrawal of all remaining foreign forces from Lebanon, disbanding all militias and extending Government control over the whole country.”

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