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    Hezbollah turned over the bodies of two Israeli soldiers it held for two years as part of an exchange for five Lebanese prisoners captured by Israel, including a terrorist who killed a girl and her father in 1979. The bodies of Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were presented in black coffins by Hezbollah representatives to the International Red Cross in the Lebanese border town of Naqura. They were taken to the Israeli side and positively identified before the Lebanese prisoners were sent across the border. The returned Lebanese were welcomed at a rally in Beirut tonight by Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, who embraced them and told a crowd of thousands that their time of victory has arrived, the Associated Press reported. (Bloomberg)

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