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Latest Attacks on civilian convoys in the 2006 Lebanon war Stories

2006-08-13 10:56:41

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - Relief agencies sent convoys toward southern Lebanon on Sunday, hoping a planned truce between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas would mean rapid improvement in the humanitarian crisis there. Frustrated by heavy fighting and a ban on movement imposed by Israel's army, aid workers say they have been unable to bring food, water and medicine to an estimated 100,000 people trapped south of Lebanon's Litani River. But they said they could reach the...

2006-08-12 08:57:30

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - Heavy fighting between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas paralyzed efforts to deliver aid to 100,000 people trapped in southern Lebanon on Saturday, despite a U.N. resolution to end the conflict. Aid workers said civilians caught up in an Israeli push deep into Lebanon were running out of food and medicine, and afraid to flee after an air strike against a mostly civilian convoy. The United Nations' UNHCR refugee agency said that despite the U.N....

2006-08-12 08:33:00

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - Heavy fighting between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas paralyzed efforts to deliver aid to 100,000 people trapped in southern Lebanon on Saturday, despite a U.N. resolution to end the conflict. Aid workers said civilians caught up in an Israeli push deep into Lebanon were running out of food and medicine, and afraid to flee after an air strike against a mostly civilian convoy. The United Nations' UNHCR refugee agency said that despite the U.N....

2006-08-10 09:38:30

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hospitals were running out of food, fuel and other supplies in southern Lebanon on Thursday and aid groups said fighting and a ban on movement meant they could not reach an estimated 100,000 people trapped in the area. The U.N. World Food Program urged a cessation of hostilities to allow aid supplies to reach the needy. "Above all, we require a cessation of hostilities by both sides to allow humanitarian aid through," Zlatan Milisic, WFP...

2006-08-10 05:49:48

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hospitals were running out of food, fuel and other supplies in southern Lebanon on Thursday and aid groups said fighting and a ban on movement meant they could not reach thousands trapped in the area. Medecins Sans Frontieres said that since an Israeli air strike destroyed the last coastal river crossing for trucks to the south on Monday, aid agencies had been reduced to carrying supplies by hand over a log across the Litani river. It said...

2006-08-07 20:21:56

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel destroyed the last main crossing over Lebanon's Litani river on Monday and imposed an indefinite ban on movement in the south, paralyzing humanitarian efforts to reach thousands trapped there, aid groups said. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said it was forced to carry four tonnes of medical aid and fuel over a tree trunk spanning the Litani after an air strike hit a makeshift bridge on the coast road leading to the southern port city of...

2006-08-07 11:54:23

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel destroyed the last main crossing over Lebanon's Litani river on Monday and imposed an indefinite ban on movement in the south, paralyzing humanitarian efforts to reach thousands trapped there, aid groups said. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said it was forced to carry four tons of medical aid and fuel over a tree trunk spanning the Litani after an air strike hit a makeshift bridge on the coast road leading to the southern port city of...

2006-08-07 09:55:56

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike destroyed the last crossing over Lebanon's Litani river on Monday, cutting off the main artery for aid to the southern port of Tyre and hard-hit areas nearby, humanitarian groups said. Christopher Stokes, director of operations for Medecins San Frontieres (MSF), said the bombing of a makeshift bridge had blocked a convoy of food, medical aid and fuel to Tyre, which has seen an increase in wounded from heavy fighting this...

2006-08-07 08:04:30

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike destroyed the last crossing over Lebanon's Litani river on Monday, cutting off the main artery for aid to the southern port of Tyre and hard-hit areas nearby, a humanitarian group said. Christopher Stokes, director of operations for Medecins San Frontieres (MSF), said the bombing of a makeshift bridge had blocked a convoy of food, medical aid and fuel to Tyre, which has seen an increase in wounded from heavy fighting this...

2006-08-04 06:42:11

By Michael Winfrey BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel's overnight bombing of highway bridges in northern Lebanon and strikes at a Hizbollah stronghold in south Beirut paralyzed aid convoys on Friday and relief workers warned of a worsening humanitarian crisis. Israeli jets destroyed three bridges on the main coastal highway linking Beirut to Syria, stalling an eight-truck convoy carrying food, shelter material and other aid to the estimated 900,000 Lebanese displaced by the three-week-old...


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