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World IN BRIEF : LEBANON : 4 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Ambush

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Guerrillas killed four Israeli soldiers and wounded five in an ambush that drew retaliatory air and artillery strikes. The Israeli military said its jets attacked “Hezbollah terrorist targets” and scored “accurate hits” after the ambush in Israeli-occupied southern Lebanon. There was no immediate word on casualties among the guerrillas. The Israeli victims were the first Israelis killed in Lebanon in almost two months. Israel’s military command said in a statement that five soldiers were wounded in the confrontation between its troops and “a terrorist force” and were evacuated by helicopter to Israel. Security sources in Lebanon had put the number of wounded at three.


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