Death Toll Rises in Lebanon

There have been more civilian casualties in southern Lebanon. Five members of a single household were among the latest victims. Israel was targeting a Hezbollah company's offices when the civilians were killed. The death toll in Lebanon has now passed 240.

Copyright © 2006 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

JOHN YDSTIE, host:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm John Ydstie.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And I'm Renee Montagne. We have a brief update now on the fighting in the Middle East.

There have been more civilian casualties in southern Lebanon. Five members of a single household were among the latest victims. Israel was targeting a Hezbollah company's offices. The death toll in Lebanon has now passed 240.

YDSTIE: Meanwhile, Americans trying to leave Lebanon have started boarding a cruise ship in Beirut. More than 1,000 Americans are expected to depart today. Europeans have been evacuating by the thousands for days, but only a few hundred Americans have managed to get out so far.

Copyright © 2006 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: