25/05/2000 Israeli troops pulled out of Lebanon after 18-year occupation
Inside Story - Israel's withdrawal from south Lebanon
ISRAEL: TROOP WITHDRAWAL FROM LEBANON
Israeli troops pulling out of south Lebanon
A new dawn for south Lebanon
In July 1999, Ehud Barak became Israel's Prime Minister, promising Israel would withdraw the international border by July 2000. Many believed that Israel would only withdraw from South Lebanon upon reaching an agreement with Syria. The Israeli pullout resulted in the collapse of the SLA and the rapid advance of Hezbollah forces into the area.
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