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Israelis announce 7 more soldiers killed

Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - The Israeli military says seven soldiers have been killed in a firefight with Gaza militants.

That raises the total Israeli death toll in the two-week conflict to 27, including two civilians. At least 550 Palestinians have been killed.

The military didn't elaborate on the circumstances of the seven deaths on Monday.

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