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At least 591 killed in Lebanon, 93 in Israel since fighting broke out
Canadian Press/AP
August 7, 2006

(AP) - At least 691 people have been reported killed in Lebanon and Israel since fighting broke out July 12 between Israeli forces and Hezbollah guerrillas.

In Lebanon

At least 591 have been killed - including 509 civilians confirmed dead by the Health Ministry, 29 Lebanese soldiers and at least 53 Hezbollah guerrillas. The Lebanese government's Higher Relief Council said 933 Lebanese had been killed in the conflict. Israeli security officials told the cabinet on Sunday they had confirmed the deaths of 165 Hezbollah fighters and estimated that 200 others had been killed.

Among the latest deaths:

-Five civilians killed in an Israeli missile strike in two houses in the southern village of Ansar on Sunday.

-One civilian killed in an Israeli air strike in Naquora.

-Three civilians killed in Jibbain in Israel air raids.

-Two civilians killed in Israeli air strikes in Tyre.

-One civilian killed when an Israeli drone hit a truck.

-One Lebanese military intelligence official killed in an Israeli air strike in al-Mansouri.

-Three Hezbollah guerrillas killed in fighting with Israeli troops. The date of their deaths was not provided.

Included in the civilian deaths are eight Canadians, two Kuwaitis, one Iraqi, one Sri Lankan, one Jordanian and 23 Syrians.

In Israel

Ninety-three have been killed, including 57 soldiers, 36 civilians, according to authorities.


-Four UN military observers killed when Israeli bomb hit their post.

-A Nigerian civilian employee working with UN observers and his wife, also Nigerian, killed in border fighting.

-One member of the Syrian-backed Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General-Command in an Israeli air strike on the organization's bases in southeastern Lebanon.
© The Canadian Press 2006

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