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Israelis Hit Guerrillas in Lebanon; 13 Killed

May 02, 1987|Associated Press

SIDON, Lebanon — Israeli warplanes attacked Palestinian guerrilla bases near this southern port city Friday, killing 13 people and wounding 35 in their heaviest air raid this year, police said.

Six guerrilla command posts belonging to the three main factions of Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization were destroyed in the 55-minute attack on Sidon's refugee camps of Ein el Hilwa and Miye ou Miye, police said.

A PLO spokesman said six fighters and seven civilians were killed. "Among them were two children less than 4 years of age," he said.

It was the highest toll of Israel's 12 air raids this year.

In Tel Aviv, an Israeli army statement said all planes returned safely.

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