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    Internal divisions in the Lebanon continue to make a lasting peace a long-term prospect. The?

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    Internal divisions in the Lebanon continue to make a lasting peace a long-term prospect. The Mourabitoun, the Independent Nasserite party, held a news conference it the Makassad Hospital in Beirut on Sunday (19 June) claiming that two of their members had been mistreated by the Lebanese Army.

    SYNOPSIS: Adnan Aido is a Moslem, and a member of the Mourabitoun, and extreme-leftist group. The Mourabitoun claimed that Aido had been abducted by the "Deuxieme Bureau" or Intelligence Wing of the Lebanese Army recently and tortured by them before being released. They said he had been taken for no other reasons than being a member of the leftwing party, and a Moslem. They accused the Army of working with the conservative Christian-dominated Falangist Party, and of being "pro-Zionist". The Lebanese Army has been in the process of re-grouping after the Civil War. But the plan to build a non-partisan force composed equally of Moslems and Christians will involve a long process.

    The Mourabitoun have accused the army of shooting the Governor of Basta, now in hospital. The army replied that he had been arrested for attacking a Lebanese money from him, and stealing papers and money from him, They accused the Mourabitoun of distorting the truth. The Falangists, who the Mourabitoun claim influence the army, have said there is a plan now being implemented to totally destroy their party.

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