Middle East Wipeout: A Lebanese village is razed

A Lebanese village is razed

At first the incursion was uneventful. Some 1,000 Israeli soldiers crossed into Southern Lebanon last week, rounding up villagers for interrogation and warning others not to help terrorists. The soldiers saw little action until they came to the heavily fortified village of Maydun, an outpost of the Shi'ite Muslim fundamentalist group Hizballah, or Party of God. Unleashing 1,000 rounds of artillery, the troops stormed the town at dawn and fought a house-to-house battle against the Islamic defenders. When the siege ended seven hours later, the Israelis counted 40 Shi'ites and three of their own dead. Before heading back to Israel, eleven...

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