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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 

SNAP: Hizbollah kidnap 2 Israeli soldiers, Israel bombs Lebanon

Hizbollah has captured 2 Israeli soldiers on the border with Lebanon. Israel has confirmed that Israelis have been taken into Lebanon by Hizbollah - they wont say whether they are soldiers (that's usual procedure until the families have been told).

Israel has extensively bombed southern Lebanon, and there are reports ground troops are in the country.

Israel says it holds the Lebanese government responsible - so it's likely they will quickly move on to bombing Beirut, and possibly Damascus in the coming days.

More soon.

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