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U.S. Citizen Evacuating Beirut Fears For Lebanese Friends Left Behind
by Democracy Now (reposted)
Friday Jul 21st, 2006 7:43 AM
As the Israeli bombardment of Lebanon enters its tenth day, the evacuation of foreigners continues. The United States has been widely criticized for being too slow to help Americans leave. We go to Beirut to speak with a U.S. citizen who trying to evacuate.
As the Israeli bombardment of Lebanon enters its tenth day, the evacuation of foreigners continues. At least two thousand Americans were evacuated from Beirut on Thursday, the largest single-day total so far. U.S. Marines landed in Lebanon for the first time in 22 years to help in the evacuation. The United States has been widely criticized for being too slow to help Americans leave.

On Thursday, we spoke with Lynn Love, a US citizen vacationing in Lebanon, east in Beirut. She is there with her Lebanese husband and seven year-old daughter. She spoke about trying to get her family out of Lebanon during the crisis.

* Lynn Love, American citizen in Beirut.

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