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Refugees Speak of Catastrophic Bombing

LEBANON-SYRIA BORDER — Refugees fleeing Beirut in the face of Israeli air attacks are speaking of “haphazard bombings” and a crisis situation developing in the city.

Israeli warplanes bombed the suburbs of Beirut overnight, killing three people and wounding 55, according to Lebanese police. Residents reported at least four Israeli missile strikes early Friday morning. The Lebanese military responded with anti-aircraft fire.

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Lebanese Tremors Rock Syria

DAMASCUS — Syrians are outraged over Israeli air strikes in Lebanon that have killed 53 civilians and closed down Beirut’s international airport.

Early Thursday morning Israeli air strikes targeted the new Rafiq al-Hariri international airport. Israeli naval vessels entered Lebanon’s territorial waters and blocked access to ports while its forces launched an offensive in southern Lebanon against Hezbollah fighters.

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