U.N. Troop Plan Slow to Materialize

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A Lebanese army soldier. Credit: PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images. i

A Lebanese army soldier with the 12th Brigade holds up a national flag as his unit heads south on Thursday. Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Lebanese army soldier. Credit: PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images.

A Lebanese army soldier with the 12th Brigade holds up a national flag as his unit heads south on Thursday.

Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images

The Lebanese army is taking up positions in southern Lebanon to police the cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas. But countries promising troops under a U.N. banner to back-up the Lebanese are still holding off on firm commitments to the project.

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