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IAF strike kills 5 Lebanese-Canadians in south Lebanon
by Haaretz (reposted)
Sunday Jul 16th, 2006 11:12 AM
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.

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http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/738699.html
BEIRUT, Lebanon (CP) - Lebanese security officials say five Lebanese-Canadians from a single family have been killed in an Israeli air raid that hit a Lebanese town on the border with Israel.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, say the five were killed at their home in the town of Aitaroun, which abuts the border.

They say two other people were killed and three wounded in the same airstrike.

The victims were not identified.

TV stations are reporting that the family had gone to Lebanon from Canada to spend the summer holidays in the town.

Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay says he cannot confirm the report.

But he says the government is making plans to evacuate people by boat.

http://www.570news.com/news/international/article.jsp?content=w071623A
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Sunday Jul 16th, 2006 11:32 AM
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Five Lebanese-Canadians from a single family were killed Sunday in an Israeli air raid that hit a Lebanese town on the border with Israel, Lebanese security officials said.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to make statements to the media, said the five were killed at their home in the town of Aitaroun, which abuts the border.

Two other people were killed and three wounded in the same air strike, the officials said.

The victims were not identified.

TV stations said the family had come from Canada to spend the summer holidays in the town.

Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay told CBC Newsworld in an interview on Sunday that he could not immediately confirm the report.

Meanwhile, the Canadian government is reportedly sending in commercial ships to evacuate as many as 40,000 Canadians from Lebanon.

The Foreign Affairs Department says 16,000 Canadians are registered and likely two to three times that many are in the country.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=6714c907-f4ce-42b1-bad2-338096a76341&k=28191
by Haaretz (reposted)
Sunday Jul 16th, 2006 12:44 PM
Eight Canadians were killed in Lebanon on Sunday when an Israel Air Force aircraft attacked their house in a south Lebanon village, Foreign Minister Peter MacKay told CTV television.

"All we can say is that there are eight confirmed casualties and six who have been critically injured," he said. Asked to confirm whether this meant eight Canadians had died, he replied: "That's the information that we have to date."

Lebanese Health Ministry officials said earlier that five Lebanese-Canadians, all from the same family, were killed when an IAF aircraft attacked their home in the southern town of Aitaroun, which abuts the border. The target of the raid was not immediately clear.

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