Israel makes 60 air strikes on Lebanon

Monday, July 17, 2006 |  by Staff Writer  

Israel Air Force jets continued their bombardment of Beirut on Monday, taking out the port and a gas tank and shelling the southern suburbs. At least 21 people had been killed by noon Monday, the sixth day of violence, in more than 60 strikes, Lebanese reports said.

According to Lebanese media, raids also destroyed two army posts on the northern Lebanese coast, killing at least six Lebanese soldiers, and damaged the homes of Hizballah officials in eastern Lebanon, killing 11. The IDF did not confirm the raid.

"In principle the Israeli military does not target Lebanese soldiers," the spokesman said.

Four more people died in strikes south of Beirut, including a fuel storage depot in the Christian suburb of Dora. Civilian installations, gas stations and factories elsewhere were also hit, security sources said.

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