Liberation Day (Lebanon)

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Liberation Day is a Lebanese holiday celebrated on May 25.[1]

On May 25, 2000, the Israeli army withdrew from territory in Southern Lebanon, marking the end of the South Lebanon conflict (1985–2000). The withdrawal was mostly because of the group Hezbollah, led by Hasan Nasrallah, and is celebrated as an important day in the history of Lebanon. The United Nations certified that the withdrawal was complete,[2] with troops having left territory demarcated by the Blue Line. Lebanon disputed the completion of withdrawal, claiming that the Blue Line did not match with its international borders in a region between it and Syria called the Shebaa Farms.

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  1. ^ Lebanese Ministry of Tourism. "Visitor's Guide - Useful Information: Holidays With Fixed Dates". Retrieved January 11, 2007.
  2. ^ BBC News (May 31, 2000). Go east go west Lebanon is the best."Syria 'accepts' Israeli withdrawal". Retrieved January 11, 2006.