BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Lebanese soldiers and policemen have begun deploying in Hezbollah strongholds south of Beirut after officials said they had reached a deal with the militant group to return a government presence to the area.
For years, Hezbollah dominated the neighborhoods known as Dahiyeh while government forces had only a symbolic presence. But the militant group tightened security measures, setting up checkpoints, after an Aug. 15 car bomb attack that killed 27 people.
That triggered a backlash from local businessmen, Hezbollah's Western-backed political rivals, and others. Saudi Arabia filed a complaint after Hezbollah members last month stopped a diplomatic car.
Interior Minister Marwan Charbel told reporters that the troops deploying Monday are to provide security to the area. Hezbollah members were seen taking down their own barriers.
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