Israel Defence Forces ("IDF") have confirmed that they have bombed Beirut International Airport forcing the closure of the airport. This action comes as 27 civillians, including 10 children, were killed in overnight Israeli raids on southern Lebanon.
Beirut International Airport is the country's only international airport. Planes were forced to divert because of this attack and subsequent forced closure. Immediate reports of casualties arising from from this latest attack have yet to be confirmed.
An IDF spokesperon has accused Hezbollah of using the international airport as a "weapons hub". UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for regional leaders to exercise restraint and to prevent the conflict from spreading.