Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Israel brags: "Summary of IDF airstrikes during Operation Change of Direction:
  • More than 7,000 targets struck in Lebanon
  • 15,500 sorties flown over Lebanon, including:
    • More than 10,000 combat missions
    • 2,000 helicopter combat missions (most of them looking for Hasan Dib Nasrallah)
    • 1,000 helicopter search-and-rescue missions
    • 1,200 transport missions
    • Over 1,300 reconnaissance missions
    • Summary of IDF naval operations during Operation Change of Direction:
    • Navy vessels sailed over 8,000 hours along the Lebanese coast
    • The Navy conducted 2,500 bombardments of targets along the Lebanese coast including missile launch sites, missile launchers, weapons storage sites, coastal roads, other Hezbollah infrastructure, Hezbollah radar installations, and fuel stations and depots
    • Blockade of Lebanese coast for 33 days, while permitting over 200 vessels through for purposes of evacuating civilians or providing humanitarian aid"