Lebanon - SLA

Israeli forces — moving towards a June 1st deadline set by their government — are pulling out of southern Lebanon. Israeli-allied militiamen are also fleeing the area that Israeli forces have occupied for the past 22-years. As they leave, Lebanese civilians are moving in. And Hizbolla forces have taken over 14 villages as the Israeli and SLA forces vacate the previously Israeli-occupied zone. Robert talks with Nicholas Blanford, a correspondent for the Daily Star, an English language newspaper in Beirut, Lebanon, about the situation.



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