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Talking With the Enemy - 11 Jan 09 - Part 3

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On July 12 2006 Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid which triggered a massive Israeli bombardment and incursion.

Despite the death of as many as 1,200 Lebanese and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers, Israel failed to win the freedom of its soldiers.

The story of the negotiations and exchanges between Israel and Hezbollah has been one of a high-stakes game of tough and tortuous bargaining between deadly foes over prisoners and corpses.

It reveals an intriguing insight into the shadowy world of deals amid conflict.