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IAF strike kills 5 Lebanese-Canadians in south Lebanon
An Israel Air Force aircraft late Sunday destroyed a house in a south Lebanon village on Sunday, killing eight civilians, including five with dual Canadian and Lebanese citizenship, a health ministry official said.
The officials said the five, all of the same family, were killed at their home in the town of Aitaroun, which abuts the border. The target of the raid was not immediately clear.
The victims were not identified. TV stations said the family had come from Canada to spend the summer holidays in the town.
Earlier Sunday, IAF jets attacked ten rocket launching sites in southern Lebanon. According to the Israel Defense Forces, a mobile Hezbollah missile battery was hit in the strike.
The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday warned the residents of southern Lebanon to leave their homes within two hours, ahead of Israel Air Force attacks that would follow shortly after the deadline expires.
"We want to say to the population in the south of Lebanon, we want to avoid innocent victims, so we recommend them to leave their villages and homes and go to the north of the country and let us work in the south of Lebanon, because in two or three hours we are going to attack the south of Lebanon heavily," said GOC Northern Command Major General Udi Adam.
An IAF strike on a building on Sunday killed at least 16 civilians and wounded scores in Lebanon's southern port city of Tyre, witnesses said. More feared trapped under the rubble, an official source said.
The warning came after a Hezbollah rocket attack killed eight people and wounded 19 others in the northern port city of Haifa.