Death Toll Rises in Lebanon
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.
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