Date: 2006-08-08 10:32:44
Toll of a war that shames the world Published: 08 August 2006 Source: news.independent.co…. It is 28 days since Hizbollah captured two Israeli soldiers, prompting a ground and air assault on Lebanon by the Israeli army. In that time, 932 people have been killed in Lebanon, with 75 missing, presumed dead. 29 Lebanese Army soldiers have been killed. 3,293 Lebanese have been wounded. 45 per cent of the casualties have been children. 913,000 Lebanese have been displaced (300,000 of whom are children). 94 Israelis have been killed and 1,867 wounded. 10,000 Israeli soldiers are currently fighting Hizbollah in southern Lebanon. 3,000 rockets have been fired at Israel by Hizbollah. The average number of rockets fired daily by Hizbollah in the first week of the conflict was 90. Over the past five days, it has been 169. Israel has flown 8,700 bombing sorties, destroying 146 bridges and 72 roads. Damage caused to Lebanon’s infrastructure is estimated at $2bn. Up to 30,000 tons of oil have spilled into the Mediterranean since an Israeli air strike on Jieh power station. The international community (apart from Britain and the US) has called for an immediate ceasefire. As yet, the number of UN resolutions: 0 avast! Antivirus: Outbound message clean. Virus Database (VPS): 0631-3, 04/08/2006Tested on: 8/8/2006 10:35:31avast! – copyright (c) 2000-2006 ALWIL Software.