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Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin said his country is willing to withdraw its remaining forces from southern Lebanon if the Shia Amal militia agrees to keep the border area quiet. "If Amal is ready to sit with us, even discreetly, and make any security arrangements that will keep the border quiet, we see no problem in pulling our forces back across," Rabin said. But, he added, "Amal has so far refused whatsoever to make any deal."

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