Lebanon's defense minister says his country has confiscated arms belonging to the Shi'ite militia Hezbollah.

Elias Murr also told reporters in Beirut that Hezbollah is cooperating with the Lebanese government by preventing an armed presence in southern Lebanon.

He did not say where or how the weapons were confiscated.

The month-long war between Israel and Hezbollah ended in August with a U.N. backed ceasefire resolution. The resolution calls for all armed Lebanese groups to be disarmed.

Hezbollah fighters in southern Lebanon were reported to have hidden their weapons when the war ended.

Lebanese army and international troops are patrolling the border with Israel.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.