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Hezbollah vows to defend Lebanon's sovereignty but rules out escalation

A day after Israeli raids on south Lebanon, the Shiite Muslim fundamentalist Hezbollah appeared to rule out a military escalation, but warned it would react to any new Israeli violation of Lebanese sovereignty. On the ground, Hezbollah guerrillas who are deployed along the volatile Lebanese-Israeli border kept a low profile as UN peacekeepers stepped up their patrols, correspondents in the region said Wednesday. “We will not accept that the aggressions continue without response. We are ready to respond with strength to any Israeli aggression,” warned Sheikh Naim Kassem, Hezbollah’s deputy leader. Full Story

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