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The death toll mounts in Lebanon

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The death toll mounts in Lebanon


Now at least eighty civilians and a soldier died in the three-day long Israeli military operation. Israel’s prime minister Ehud Olmert says he’s ready to call a ceasefire, but on three conditions; the liberation of two captured soldiers, the end to cross-border rocket attacks, and the application of a two-year old UN resolution disarming Hizbollah.

In any case a top Israeli general says hundreds of missions are being mounted to put Hizbollah out of business, and that they will continue to target the south of the capital Beirut to kill Hizbollah’s leaders.

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