Sunday, September 10, 2006

Italy says Syria OKs EU border personnel

Italy's prime minister said Saturday that Syrian President Bashar Assad has agreed to the deployment of European Union personnel along Lebanon's border with Syria.

Syria's official news agency denied news reports that the EU personnel under discussion would be border guards.

"The reports by some news agencies that Syria has accepted that European border guards monitor the Lebanese-Syrian borders are not true," the official Syrian Arab News Agency reported.

Source: AP

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