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26 May 2017 - 17:41

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in separate messages to his Lebanese counterpart Jebran Bassil and Hezbollah Chief Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah congratulated Lebanon Liberation Day.

Lebanese people are celebrating the 17th anniversary of the Zionist regime army’s withdrawal from south Lebanon in May 2000.

The Zionist regime occupation of southern Lebanon took place after this regime invaded Lebanon during the 1982 Lebanon War and subsequently retained its forces to support the Christian South Lebanon Army in Southern Lebanon.

Later, Zionist regime withdrew from parts of the occupied area between 1983 and 1985, but remained in partial control of the border region known as the South Lebanon Security Belt, until the year 2000, when the Zionists were forced to leave the area by Lebanese resistance.

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