Marines evacuate 1,000 Americans from Lebanon
By Michael Winfrey
ABOARD THE USS NASHVILLE (Reuters) – U.S. Marines waded ashore on a Beirut beach on Thursday and evacuated about 1,000 Americans to Cyprus, where thousands of foreigners have fled to escape Israeli air strikes against Lebanon.
About 40 lightly armed Marines, aided by Lebanese soldiers, helped 1,052 Americans, including many children, to a troop carrier that set sail for the eastern Mediterranean island as two big booms shook the Beirut coastline. …[Click for more]