Wednesday's ferocious bombings included the first airstrikes inside Beirut's main Christian enclave, and extensive bombardment of a bunker that Israeli officials said was sheltering Hezbollah leaders. An Israeli military official who spoke on condition of anonymity said dozens of planes were involved, dropping about 23 tons of explosives on the bunker. Hezbollah told news services that none of its leaders or members were killed in the strike.
"If you don't die of something from Israel, you're going to die of sickness, food or thirst," said Katya Taleb, 26, who gathered Wednesday with hundreds of others at the beachfront Tyre Rest House, seeking shelter and hoping for evacuation.
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