Ireland sends fresh troops to UN unit in Lebanon

Three Hundred Irish troops flew into Beirut wednesday to relieve part of Ireland's 700-man contingent in the United Nation's southern Lebanon peacekeeping force. Fijian and Ghanaian forces have reinforced Irish troops in the UN zone since gunmen killed two Irish soldiers last week. Both the Irish government and the United Nations have blamed Maj. Saad Haddad's rightist militia for the killings.

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