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Mideast Truce Ignored; 20 Die

November 28, 1986|United Press International

BEIRUT — Shia Muslim Amal militiamen and Palestinian guerrillas ignored a Syrian-brokered cease-fire today and fought bloody battles in southern Lebanon and Beirut. At least 20 people were killed.

The fiercest fighting raged around the strategic village of Maghdousheh, outside Sidon, a port city 24 miles south of Beirut. Police said at least 15 fighters were killed and 40 wounded in house-to-house combat in the village today. No breakdown of Palestinian and Amal casualties was available.

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