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170 Palestinians Freed, Lebanese Militia Says

November 11, 1986|From Reuters

TYRE, Lebanon — The Shia Muslim militia Amal on Monday freed at least l70 Palestinians captured during fighting in southern Lebanon, militia aides said.

They said 140 Palestinians captured at the Rashidiyeh camp near Tyre three weeks ago were released here and 40 more were freed near Sidon, 22 miles north of Tyre.

More than 90 people were killed in the fighting at three Palestinian refugee camps over the last six weeks.

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