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2006-08-14 04:15:39

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops on Monday shot a Hizbollah fighter in Lebanon who tried to open fire on them, the first casualty since a truce went into effect, an Israeli Web site reported. Ynetnews said the shooting occurred in southwest Lebanon. It was not immediately clear if the man had survived his wounds.

2006-08-12 23:05:26

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Five Israeli soldiers declared missing after their helicopter was shot down by Hizbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon on Saturday were feared to be dead, the Israeli army said on Sunday. If the deaths are confirmed, it would bring the number of Israeli soldiers killed in Lebanon on Saturday to 24.

2006-08-09 20:05:52

By Dan Williams YAROUN, Lebanon (Reuters) - They move on foot by moonlight. They set up hilltop sniper nests and lookouts. They hit enemy forces at vulnerable points and then quietly retreat. Such are the tactics increasingly used by Israeli troops in south Lebanon -- adopted, in some part, from the very Hizbollah guerrillas they have been trying to beat back for over a month. The shift on the ground is the result of Israel's painful realization that the massive technological...

2006-08-08 09:50:03

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - International and local activists are planning on Saturday to bring a civilian convoy to southern Lebanon, worst hit by Israel's 28-day-old war on Hizbollah, to deliver aid and show solidarity with suffering residents. "We hope this will be the first of what will become continuous convoys to show that there are civilians being killed and affected by this war," Adam Shapiro, an American documentary filmmaker and human rights activist, told Reuters....

2006-08-08 03:34:03

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Tuesday his security cabinet would meet on Wednesday to discuss the possible expansion of military operations in Lebanon.

2006-08-02 04:24:44

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah guerrillas battled up to 6,000 Israeli troops on five fronts in south Lebanon on Wednesday, escalating a conflict which Israel's prime minister vowed to pursue until a strong international force arrived. Israeli commandos snatched suspected Hizbollah members from Lebanon's ancient city of Baalbek in a helicopter-borne night raid backed by air strikes that killed 19 people, including four children. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told...

2006-08-02 04:16:54

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah guerrillas battled up to 6,000 Israeli troops on five fronts in south Lebanon on Wednesday, escalating a conflict which Israel's prime minister vowed to purse until a strong international force arrived. Israeli commandos snatched suspected Hizbollah members from Lebanon's ancient city of Baalbek in a helicopter-borne night raid backed by air strikes that killed 19 people, including four children. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told...

2006-07-31 12:13:42

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Syrian-made bomb was detonated next to an Israeli army patrol road in the occupied Golan Heights, causing no casualties but stirring concern the Lebanon conflict could widen, Israeli television said on Monday. Channel Two quoted Israeli military sources as saying the overnight blast in the Golan, which the Jewish state captured from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war, was believed to be an act of solidarity with Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas.

2006-07-23 23:34:57

By Lin Noueihed HASBAYA, Lebanon (Reuters) - Caught between Hizbollah rocket fire and Israeli air strikes, some residents of southern Lebanon are losing patience with the guerrilla group they blame for a war that is costing them lives. Anger spilled over into open accusations at the funeral at the weekend of a Druze man killed in an Israeli air raid on the border village of Fardees. The man was buried in Hasbaya, a neighboring Druze town a few miles further from the border, where...

2006-07-22 13:03:59

By Lin Noueihed IBIL AL-SAQI, Lebanon (Reuters) - The two cars stopped hesitantly at the petrol station in the southern Lebanese village of Ibil al-Saqi. In the hills behind, plumes of white smoke from Israeli air strikes spiraled into the sky. "Do you know where we should go? Which roads are safe?" asked a veiled woman in the back of the white Mercedes crammed with people fleeing from the border village of Tallousi. Crammed into taxis and buses or piled into pickup trucks,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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