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Some progress seen in session on Israeli exit from Lebanon

Progress was reported Monday in the third round of talks between Israel and Lebanon on ending Israel's occupation of southern Lebanon. A joint communique issued after the meeting said: ''The principles of security arrangements were presented by both sides and some positive elements appeared in the discussions.''

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But Israel repeated its rejection of three Lebanese demands made last week: $ 10 billion in reparations for Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon, the opening of crossing points between northern and southern Lebanon, and the release of prisoners.