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October 8, 1999
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Hezbollah gunmen wounded two Israeli soldiers Thursday during an attack on an Israel Defense Force position in the southern Lebanon security zone. The attack came amid reports that Israel is scaling back its ground force attacks on Hezbollah positions in preparation for a withdrawal from Lebanon next year. On Wednesday, the IDF chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz, acknowledged that the top army brass is “trying to keep our losses down” by shifting to a strategy of using jet strikes instead of ground forces.

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