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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,...

2006-07-21 17:06:59

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel called up army reservists on Friday for possible ground assaults against Hizbollah in Lebanon but a military source said the army would step up incursions and not launch a mass invasion of the south. Fearing a large Israeli ground attack, thousands of Lebanese civilians fled north after the Jewish state warned them to leave border villages and kept up a 10-day-old air bombardment. An Israeli military source said the...

2006-07-16 20:04:50

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft blasted Lebanon on Monday killing 17 people after Hizbollah rockets struck deeper into Israel than ever before, with no diplomatic initiative in sight to end the fighting. The latest wave destroyed two army posts on the northern Lebanese coast, killing nine Lebanese soldiers, and damaging the homes of Hizbollah officials in the east of the country, killing five people in over 45 strikes on the sixth day of violence. Three more...

2006-07-15 15:30:16

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian civilian ship off the coast of Lebanon was hit during an exchange of fire between Hizbollah and the Israeli military, Egypt's foreign ministry confirmed on Saturday, but the crew of 12 survived. "The 12 sailors have reached Syria safely," Foreign Ministry spokesman Alaa el-Hadidi said, adding there were no casualties among the crew of the Egyptian-owned ship. The Egyptian ship was hit early on Saturday after Hizbollah launched an attack against a fleet...

2006-07-14 01:54:24

GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli army pulled out on Friday from the central Gaza Strip as part of an offensive launched last month to free an abducted soldier, the army said. "IDF forces (Israeli Defense Forces) have currently completed their activities in the area," the army said in a statement.

2006-07-14 02:41:41

GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli army pulled out on Friday from the central Gaza Strip, which it entered as part of an offensive launched last month to free an abducted soldier, the army said. "IDF forces (Israeli Defense Forces) have currently completed their activities in the area," the army said in a statement.

2006-07-14 02:01:12

GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli army pulled out on Friday from the central Gaza Strip, which it entered as part of an offensive launched last month to free an abducted soldier, the army said. "IDF forces (Israeli Defense Forces) have currently completed their activities in the area," the army said in a statement.

2006-07-13 04:50:48

ROSTOCK, Germany (Reuters) - The United States, reacting to escalating violence between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon, on Thursday urged restraint on both sides but said Israel had a right to defend itself. In a widening of reprisals after Hizbollah guerrillas captured two soldiers in a border clash, Israel aircraft attacked Beirut airport and blockaded Lebanese ports. "We are urging restraint on both sides, recognizing Israel's right to defend itself," a U.S....

2006-06-28 18:22:11

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft dropped leaflets on Gaza on Thursday warning civilians that troops and tanks were poised to step up an offensive designed to force Palestinian militants to release a kidnapped soldier. Israel also turned up the heat on Syria, sending warplanes low over one of President Bashar al-Assad's palaces to warn him against backing militants who abducted the soldier, the Israeli army said. Bashar was there at the time, Israeli media said....

2006-06-02 11:17:16

By Dan Williams and Mohammed Abbas JERUSALEM/CAIRO (Reuters) - An Israeli military patrol killed two Egyptian border policemen on Friday in what the army described as self-defense by its troops after the Egyptians stormed across the frontier firing at them. Egyptian security sources cast doubt on the Israeli account of the incident near Israel's Mount Saguy, opposite the Egyptian town of Bir el-Ma'in, saying the policemen were shot after wandering across the unfenced desert border by...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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