March 16, 1990 |
Gunmen in police uniform burst into Lebanon's Central Bank in Muslim West Beirut and tried to abduct the bank governor, Edmond Naim, 72, but were driven off by guards who opened fire. "They manhandled him, punched him in the face, beat him and insulted him before the Central Bank guards opened fire and forced them to flee," according to one senior army officer in charge of bank security.
April 1, 1990 |
A clandestine group claimed responsibility Saturday for shooting two Poles on Friday night in Muslim West Beirut and warned Warsaw against aiding the exodus of Soviet Jews to Israel. Budgan Serkis, 47, and his wife, Ewa, 30, were shot as they were parking their car, bearing diplomatic plates, near their home in the Hamra district, authorities said.
August 14, 1989 |
Syrian troops were reported massing near an important Christian garrison today for what the Christians feared will be a new attempt to break through their defenses. New artillery duels killed three people. A police spokesman and sources in Gen. Michel Aoun's army said the Syrians were assembling troops and armor in the central mountains at Douar, east of Beirut.
July 19, 2006 |
With the air war over Lebanon entering its second week, Israeli commanders believe they have been able to significantly reduce Hezbollah's military power but plan to press ahead with a campaign that has been running at nearly 300 combat sorties a day. Officials here acknowledge that international pressure for a diplomatic solution will eventually choke off their offensive.