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August 4, 2006

Hizbollah hiding in Christian part of Beirut…

Filed under: Global Jihad, Islam, Mellemøsten, Terror — limewoody @ 7:54 pm

Beirut, 4 August (AKI) – Israel jets blasted highway bridges in Beirut on Friday morning in the first major attack on the Lebanese capital’s mostly Christian populated northern fringes since the Israeli attack on Lebanon began just over three weeks ago. Four civilians were killed and 10 wounded in the airstrikes according to the Lebanese Red Cross. Meanwhile Israeli air raids continued against the mostly Shiite Muslim neighbourhoods of southern Beirut which are considered a Hezbollah stronghold.

Israel’s intensifying of its aerial bombing campaign against Lebanon on Friday appeared to be a response to the previous day’s firing by Hezbollah of scores of rockets on Israeli towns.

On Thursday night Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, in a televised speech, threatened to launch missiles at Tel Aviv, Israel’s largest metropolis, if Israel attacks Beirut proper. He also offered to halt rocket attacks on Israel in return for an end to the air attacks.

(Rak/Aki)

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