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Israeli to Release Report on War With Hezbollah

An Israeli commission is set to release its final report Wednesday about Israel's conduct during the 2006 war with Hezbollah in Lebanon.

A copy of the Winograd commission's report will be submitted to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert this evening. Shortly after, commission members will hold a news conference.

The panel's interim findings were released last April. That report harshly criticized the Israeli government and military's handling of the conflict. In particular, it accused Mr. Olmert of going to war without a proper plan of action.

Many Israelis consider the 34-day war against Hezbollah a failure because Israel did not crush the militant group or manage to free the two Israeli soldiers Hezbollah had kidnapped in a raid into Israel.

Mr. Olmert has defended his handling of the war.

More than 150 Israelis, mostly soldiers, and more than 1,000 Lebanese, mostly civilians, were killed in the conflict.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.