Hezbollah, allies to end armed presence in Beirut

"The Lebanese opposition will end all armed presence in Beirut so that the capital will be in the hands of the army," the statement said.

Hezbollah, allies to end armed presence in Beirut

Hezbollah and its allies will end their armed presence in Beirut after the Lebanese army overturned government measures against the group, an opposition statement said on Saturday.

"The Lebanese opposition will end all armed presence in Beirut so that the capital will be in the hands of the army," the statement said.

The statement, however, said the opposition would maintain a "civil disobedience" campaign until its political demands were met.

The opposition has blocked roads and shut Beirut's air and sea ports in an escalation of an attempt to achieve more power in government and the passage of a new law for general elections.

Reuters
Last Mod: 10 Mayıs 2008, 19:15
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