On October 15, shops reopened in Beirut. Curfew regulations were relaxed the next day; bulldozers leveled barracks amid preparations to airlift all the American troops out of Lebanon. Streetcars were once again running; wives and children of embassy personnel were allowed to return; the United States offered to resume economic aid; and the United Nations Observer Group announced that its work was completed and would withdraw. The Karāmi government asked the Lebanese to return to peace, saying a new era had begun. The ambassador from the UAR was asked to stay; the ban on Syrian newspapers was lifted; charges, put before the UN against the UAR were dropped; and amnesty was declared for those political prisoners who had been incarcerated for fighting on the rebel side. By early November 1958, the government was forced to intervene between Druze and Christians in the Shūf; put down an uprising of looting (early December) by rebels in Tripoli, where no deaths were reported; and monitor the Duwayhi- Franjieh feud in Zghartā, where people died regularly. By winter, Lebanon had gotten back to normal.