Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk arrives at the Baabda Palace, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk held rare talks Saturday with Hezbollah's top security official to devise a plan to secure an exit for Lebanese living in a border enclave, saying the government seeks to distance the village from the Syrian crisis.The meeting, chaired by Machnouk, brought together Hezbollah's Wafik Safa, the head of General Security Maj. The border village has grown isolated from Lebanese territory as the only accessible road to the Bekaa Valley has been cut off and seized by Syrian army soldiers as part of the regime's offensive to root out rebels in the Qalamoun region.
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