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Conflict Incident Report

Israeli air strikes kill 41 civilians in Sour and Aytaroun

Associated Timeline/Case: 
New Wars, No Peace | January, 2006 to December, 2008
Date of incident: 
July 16, 2006 to July 28, 2006
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Israeli army

On July 16–18, 2006: - In the village of Aytaroun, two Israeli air strikes killed 21 civilians, many of them children, including six children younger than 12 and elderly people. - The Israeli Air Force hit a 13-story building in Sour where dozens of civilians from villages from the south had sought refuge. At least 11 were killed. - July 18, 2006: A family of nine, including five children, was killed by an Israeli air strike on two houses in the village of Aytaroun. Hezbollah had been firing rockets from inside the village, but none of the victims had any connections with Hezbollah.

Primary category: 
Air Strike