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In Lebanon, the leader of the right-wing National Party (NLP) Mr. Camille Chamoun, siad on Monday (11 September) he completely opposes Prime Minister Selim Al-Hoss's request for peace-keeping forces to stay in Lebanon when their mandate runs out next month. The Prime Minister will propose that the Syrians stay until the Lebanese army has been rebuilt and can handle all security work. Claiming that the Syrians were an occupying, not a peace-keeping force, Mr Chamoun said this security transfer would never happen.
SYNOPSIS: In Christian East Beirut, fierce fighting raged at the weekend (September 9-11) as right-wing militia challenged the role of the Syrians in a series of increasingly heavy battles. The Syrians countered by bombarding the area with shells, killing at least eight people and injuring more than one hundred and fifty. Mr. Chamoun siad his forces would fight the Syrians to the bitter end if they stayed in Lebanon.