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Israel lowers expectations over Lebanon conflict

Israel began its campaign against Hezbollah with brash claims that it would quickly annihilate the Lebanese Shiite militia, but on Monday, after 13 days of relentless air strikes and cross-border incursions, it appeared to be settling for far more modest goals. “It’s time for Israel to reevaluate its goals in order to find a way out of the crisis,” a government minister told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.”We raised hopes too high by promising to disarm Hezbollah’s armed wing and decapitate its leadership. There is no question of us losing this campaign, but we will have to set ourselves realistic goals,” he said.He implied that the army had not properly informed the government of Hezbollah’s capacity to resist. Full Story

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