Thursday, August 10, 2006

Israeli helicopter rockets old radio tower in Beirut




BEIRUT, Aug 10 (Reuters) - An Israeli helicopter fired at least two rockets at a disused radio broadcast tower in the heart of Beirut on Thursday, lightly wounding two people and damaging a number of cars, Lebanese security sources said.
Minutes later, Israeli helicopters rocketed old antennas belonging to Lebanon's official radio station in the coastal village of Amsheet, north of Beirut. The attack on the tower in Ras Beirut is the deepest Israeli strike into the Lebanese capital in a month-old campaign against Hizbollah guerrillas. The tower, next to the Lebanese American University, had not been in use for many years.

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