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Lebanese Businesses Cope with Deaths, Rebuilding

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Lebanese Businesses Cope with Deaths, Rebuilding

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Lebanese Businesses Cope with Deaths, Rebuilding

Lebanese Businesses Cope with Deaths, Rebuilding

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With its land and sea blockade of Lebanon lifted, Israel remains worried about arms shipments for Hezbollah fighters crossing over from Syria.

But in northern Lebanon, villagers are less concerned with smugglers than with recovering from the damage done by Israel's fighter jets.

Dozens of Syrian migrant farm workers were killed in one village, and Lebanon's largest milk plant was destroyed. When it was disabled, the plant was attempting to renew its contract to supply UNIFIL troops — a contract it won over an Israeli firm several years ago.