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Israeli troop construction hints long Lebanese stay

Israeli forces built a military warning station, paved roads, and erected winter shelters for a long stay in Lebanon, dampening US hopes for an early withdrawal of foreign forces from Lebanon.

Israel's Bamahane armed forces magazine said Wednesday the station went up on the 6,600-foot Jabal al Barouk mountain - in southeast Lebanon at the edge of a proposed 25- to 33-mile demilitarized zone Israel seeks north of its border.

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