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War-torn Lebanese fishermen return to sea

Updated: September 14, 2006, 12:13 AM ET
By Alfred de Montesquiou | Associated Press — Sept. 13, 2006

TYRE, Lebanon — The fishermen in this southern Lebanese port city are back at work now that the Israeli sea embargo has been lifted.

But so far their catch has been disappointingly small, and some of them contend their nets are often filled with bombs and missile parts.

"Our job has always been difficult, but now it's even harder," fisherman Kamal Istambuli said as he took a break this week at one of the rowdy taverns in the old port city.

The estimated 480 fishermen of ...

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