Beirut International Airport was closed to air traffic indefinitely following yesterday's bombing by Israeli fighter jets in response to a Hezbollah raid from Lebanon into northern Israel. Two runways reportedly sustained heavy damage. Airlines throughout the region cancelled flights to Lebanon's capital and Lebanese carrier Middle East Airlines reportedly diverted planes to Cyprus. The bombing did not damage any aircraft or the airport's terminal.

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