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Entries from August 2006

Israeli helicopter shot down

August 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

An Israeli helicopter has been shot down over Lebanon according to Israel. It’s thought all of the soldiers on board have died. It comes just a day after Hizbollah sunk an Israeli warship of the coast of Tyre.

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The war ends on Monday

August 12th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Israel’s promising to end its war on lebanon on Monday. It says it will end its invasion too – but they say they will not pull their troops out.

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Ceasefire, what ceasefire? More murder in the assymetrical war

August 12th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

20 Lebanese CIVILIANS dead. 7 Israeli SOLDIERS dead (in occupied southern Lebanon).

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The resolution – what does it say

August 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The UN Security Council backed the resolution unanimously. Here’s what it demands: – A “full cessation of hostilities.” Hizbollah is to stop fighting immediately and Israel is to halt all “offensive military operations.” – Deployment of up to 15,000 new troops for the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) to monitor the truce. – UNIFIL […]

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Blair calls for immediate ceasefire

August 12th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has finally called for an immediate ceasefire after the UN vote. British Foreign Minister Margaret Beckett has demanded Israel let international peacekeepers in immediately.

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UN votes for peace, Israel votes for war

August 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Israel has expanded its occupation and invasion of Lebanon, just hours after the UN voted for a comprehensive end to the fighting. Israel – through the United States – crafted the UN resolution to its satisfaction, but has now rejected it.

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Comments

August 10th, 2006 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

As the war continues in Lebanon and Israel, the war of words continues here on the Syria News Wire. Keep talking – it’s the only way to solve this mess. Don’t forget, you can leave a comment on anything you read, you don’t even need a login or password – you can comment anonymously. Here’s […]

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Amal militia back on the streets of Tyre

August 9th, 2006 · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

The Amal militia – not seen since the civil war – is patrolling the streets of Tyre. Since the civil war, only the Hizbollah militia has been active. Amal’s presence (even though they are allied to Hizbollah) is a bold move.

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Lebanon body count

August 7th, 2006 · 14 Comments · Uncategorized

925 dead.

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George Bisharat: When I last saw Lebanon

August 6th, 2006 · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

“The blow had been planned for at least a year, awaiting only the pretext of Hizbullah’s capture of two Israeli soldiers. Hizbullah seized them to trade for Lebanese detainees that Israel had previously refused to release. If Hizbullah indeed attacked inside Israel – some reports initially located the skirmish in Lebanon – it violated Israel’s […]

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