At 14.30 Israeli Phantom jets circled around Beirut and apparently broke the sound barrier as explosions were heard.
Security forces moving into St George swimming club among bikinis etc.. taking three motor boats and rushing at sea. Several shots swim club ambiance etaction.
Pan over Beirut harbour and 2 motorboats coming back
Motor boats approaching ship supposedly hit by israeli aircraft.
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Background: At 14.30 Israeli Phantom jets circled around Beirut and apparently broke the sound barrier as explosions were heard. Witnesses pretended having seen an aircraft fall into the ??? i front of Beirut but an lebanese ministry f defence communi ??? said it was gas tanks.
Security forces staying near the St George hotel rushed into a motor boat and went at sea among people in swimming suite taking sun bath at the fashionable St George beach club.
A smoke coming out of a ship anchored in Beirut bay it was first thought that it had been hit the it appeared the smoke had a normal cause.