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Sunday August 13, 2:45 PM

Some 30,000 Israeli troops in Lebanon - army radio

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Almost 30,000 Israeli troops are operating in southern Lebanon against Hizbollah guerrillas, Israel's Army Radio reported on Sunday.

Israel, stepping up an offensive in southern Lebanon before a planned truce on Monday, said earlier 19 of its soldiers were killed in clashes on Saturday and that five were declared missing in action after a helicopter was shot down.


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