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July 21st - - Agence France Presse - Lebanese army faces no-win situation
 
Following is a brief summary of the military strengths of Israel, Lebanon and the Hezbollah militia, according to experts' estimates, notably the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the defence group Jane's:
 
 ISRAEL:
 
 Troop strength: 168,000, made up of 125,000 army, 35,000 air force, 8,000 navy. Also 408,000 reservists.
 
 Equipment: 3,630 tanks, 470 warplanes, 15 warships, 3 submarines, 200 nuclear warheads, Patriot missiles.

 
 
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21 July 2006: AFP
 
 
Following is a brief summary of the military strengths of Israel, Lebanon and the Hezbollah militia, according to experts' estimates, notably the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the defence group Jane's:
 
 ISRAEL:
 
 Troop strength: 168,000, made up of 125,000 army, 35,000 air force, 8,000 navy. Also 408,000 reservists.
 
 Equipment: 3,630 tanks, 470 warplanes, 15 warships, 3 submarines, 200 nuclear warheads, Patriot missiles.
 
 LEBANON:
 
Troop strength: 72,100 including conscripts. However, most are more police officers rather than soldiers. 1,100 in the air force, 1,000 in the navy.
 
Equipment: 310 tanks, mostly old Soviet T-54s and T-55s, and 24 helicopters.
 
 HEZBOLLAH:
 
Strength: 600 to 1,000 fighters, 3,000 to 5,000 available. 10,000 reservists
 
Equipment: 10,000 to 15,000 rockets, according to the Jane's Defence Weekly magazine. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in May that the Shiite militia group had 12,000 rockets.
 
 Rockets include: Katyusha, with a range of 29 kilometres; Fajr-3 (45 kilometres), Fajr-5 (75 kilometres), supplied by Iran
 
 Missiles: Zelzal 1 and 2 -- perhaps around 30 supplied by Iran