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Ceasefire agreed for Monday

By Yara Bayoumy 1 hour, 16 minutes ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General
Kofi Annan' name=c1> SEARCHNews News Photos Images Web' name=c3> Kofi Annan said Israeli and Lebanese leaders had agreed to a ceasefire at 0500 GMT on Monday to end a month-long war between
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Israel, stepping up an offensive in southern Lebanon before the truce, said 19 of its soldiers were killed in clashes on Saturday and that five were declared missing in action after a helicopter was shot down.
The Jewish state's worst single day for military deaths in the war occurred as the
United Nations' name=c1> SEARCHNews News Photos Images Web' name=c3> United Nations prepared to send up to 15,000 troops to help enforce the ceasefire.
The Israeli YNET News Internet site quoted an official in Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office as saying Israeli troops would start withdrawing from south Lebanon within a week or two when the U.N. force and the Lebanese army arrived in the area.
Olmert has backed a
U.N. Security Council' name=c1> SEARCHNews News Photos Images Web' name=c3> U.N. Security Council resolution passed on Friday that set out ceasefire terms. He was expected to ask his cabinet on Sunday to formally approve the resolution.
Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said his government unanimously approved the resolution on Saturday, and Hizbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said his fighters would abide by it once Israeli forces also adhered to it.


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