Hezbollah, Igniting Conflict

News photos of Beirut, Lebanon, Israel, and Hezbollah from National Geographic.
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Fuel tanks blaze at Beirut, Lebanon's international airport after an Israeli air attack on July 13, 2006. That same day Israel struck the television station of Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based Islamic militia and political party.

The Jewish state's military also killed a reported 22 civilians in raids on south Lebanona Hezbollah strongholdand bombed highways as part of a land, sea, and air blockade of the predominantly Muslim country. The Lebanese government, meanwhile, urged a cease-fire.

The attacks were in retaliation for Hezbollah's July 12 foray into northern Israel, during which the group kidnapped two Israeli soldiers and killed eight more.
Photograph from Reuters/Adnan Hajj (Lebanon)



 
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