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Mass graves for Lebanese dead


As southern Lebanon suffers its tenth day of bombardments, hospitals start to bury the dead in temporary mass graves. In the city of Tyre, there is no more space in the morgue, leaving authorities with no option but to interr bodies in the yard of an army barracks. They will remain there until they can be identified and returned to relatives.

Its been ten days since Hizbollah captured two Israeli soldiers, prompting heavy shelling of southern Lebanese communities. Israel is also trying to stop rocket attacks on its territory launched from Lebanon. In those ten days, around 350 Lebanese have died, most of them civilians. With the conflict showing no immediate sign of easing, the mass graves are quickly filling up.

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