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May 29, 2016 10:58 am

Netanyahu Thanks Putin for Return of Israeli Tank From First Lebanon War

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting in Moscow. Photo: GPO.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting in Moscow. Photo: GPO.

Russia said it will return to Israel a tank that Syrian forces captured in 1982 in a traumatic battle for the Israel Defense Forces that ended with 20 dead and three MIAs.

Russian President Vladimir Putin  signed an order to return to Israel the tank from the 1982 Battle of Sultan Yacoub in the First Lebanon War, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday.

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