Fuel tank fires are lighting the night sky at Beirut's airport. Israeli helicopters have unleashed a second attack on Lebanon's only international airport. Officials say one gunship raked the fuel depot with machine gun fire while three others fired missiles. The escalated Israeli attack is one of hundreds that the army says it is using against a militant infrastructure in Lebanon.
The airport assault came after a Katyusha rocket hit deeper into Israeli territory than ever before, striking the port city of Haifa, an attack denied by a Hezbollah deputy.
In all, more than 50 people have died since two Israeli soldiers were captured by Hezbollah fighters Wednesday.