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Litani,

river, Lebanon: see Biqa, AlBiqa, Al
, or El Bika
, upland valley of Lebanon and Syria, 75 mi (121 km) long and 5 to 9 mi (8–14.5 km) wide, between the Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon ranges; highest part of the Rift Valley complex.
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Litani

 

(also Nahr al-Litani; in antiquity, Leontes), the largest river in Lebanon. The Litani measures 170 km in length and drains an area of more than 2,000 sq km. It rises in and flows mainly through the Bekaa Valley. In the lower course it dissects the southern spurs of the Lebanon Mountains and empties into the Mediterranean Sea. The water level is high in winter. The mean flow rate is 25 cu m per sec. The river is used for irrigation.

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to Lake Qaraoun and to the main course of the Litani River immediately upstream from the lake
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Three intersections will be constructed on one level, and a bridge over the Litani River, in addition to the relocation of utilities and sanitation facilities, protection and road lighting and safety requirements.
Israel claimed these attacks were in response to two missiles fired on Monday from the Jarmaq area near the Litani River in south Lebanon, towards Kiryat Shmona, in the north of Israel.
The initial plan gave preference to in-basin use of the Jordan waters, and ruled out integration of the Litani River.
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Our mission is to maintain peace and calm in this area through implementing three main tasks: Halting violent actions between Lebanon and Israel; Keeping UNIFIL's area of operation, which is south of the Litani River up to the Blue Line void of any aggressive actions, and supporting the Lebanese army.
In Sultan's view, the war was not just to protect the Israeli border, or to defeat a hostile Hezbollah, but to gain access to the Litani River.