Israel's death toll in Lebanon rises to at least 450
“The flurry of air attacks came amid reports that Israeli troops were retreating from the town of
“A separate Israeli air raid destroyed a deserted four-storey building near the town, a local official said. The building housed a construction company owned by a Hezbollah member, the officials said. Hussam Abu Shamet, a Jordanian man in a nearby house, was killed by missile shrapnel in that attack.
“Others civilians died elsewhere across southern
"At least 450 Lebanese have now died in the 17-day conflict....
“Meanwhile, US officials said that Condoleezza Rice, the