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Israel Slowly Stands Down with Cease-Fire

Israeli army reservists relax at a coffee shop as they prepare to be demobilized after nearly four weeks of active service against Hezbollah militia in nearby southern Lebanon.
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Israeli army reservists relax at a coffee shop as they prepare to be demobilized after nearly four weeks of active service against Hezbollah militia in nearby southern Lebanon.

With a fragile truce holding in south Lebanon, Israel is preparing to pull out more of its forces out as the Lebanese Army and U.N. troops prepare to move south. But it's still not clear how quickly an expanded U.N. force will be in place.

Meanwhile, more residents of northern Israel are returning to their battered homes after fleeing Hezbollah rocket fire more than four weeks ago.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.
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