^Mohammed Ali Hussein, mayor of Hisa, estimates around 500 Allawi families have had their homes damaged and perhaps half of all Jebel Mohsen’s 50,000 residents have been displaced.Macleod, Hugh and Aysha, Rami (17 August 2008). "A perfect storm in Tripoli". The Sunday Herald. Archived from the original on 2 August 2010.
^Meanwhile, up to 12 people are reported to have been killed in an Israeli air strike on a bridge in Balenat al-Hissa in northern Lebanon, near the Syrian border.Staff (12 August 2006). "Olmert approves widening of offensive". RTÉ News.