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March 18, 1988 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
A rocket fired by a Honduran fighter jet exploded on a riverbed in Nicaraguan territory Thursday, sending 30 correspondents and their Sandinista escort diving for cover. Landing with an eerie screech, the rocket struck about 150 yards from this reporter, sending up a towering blast of dirt and debris that rained on others in the group ahead of me on the grassy riverside airstrip. As the intruding warplane roared out of earshot, a Sandinista army public relations officer, Lt.
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March 18, 1988 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
A rocket fired by a Honduran fighter jet exploded on a riverbed in Nicaraguan territory Thursday, sending 30 correspondents and their Sandinista escort diving for cover. Landing with an eerie screech, the rocket struck about 150 yards from this reporter, sending up a towering blast of dirt and debris that rained on others in the group ahead of me on the grassy riverside airstrip. As the intruding warplane roared out of earshot, a Sandinista army public relations officer, Lt.
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March 18, 1988 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Jets of the Honduran air force raided a Sandinista military base about five miles inside Nicaragua on Thursday, firing rockets in retaliation for a reported Sandinista incursion into Honduras, according to U.S. officials in Washington and informed sources here. The air strike took place while hundreds of U.S. soldiers arrived in Honduras as a show of force by the Reagan Administration, after Sandinista troops reportedly pursued Contra combatants across the Nicaraguan frontier into Honduras.
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March 18, 1988 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Jets of the Honduran air force raided a Sandinista military base about five miles inside Nicaragua on Thursday, firing rockets in retaliation for a reported Sandinista incursion into Honduras, according to U.S. officials in Washington and informed sources here. The air strike took place while hundreds of U.S. soldiers arrived in Honduras as a show of force by the Reagan Administration, after Sandinista troops reportedly pursued Contra combatants across the Nicaraguan frontier into Honduras.
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March 18, 1988 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
The Reagan Administration, facing a heated controversy over its deployment of an additional 3,150 U.S. troops to Honduras, declared Thursday that Nicaraguan government forces were still operating on Honduran territory and began a renewed effort to win congressional approval of a package of U.S. aid for the beleaguered Contras. The White House asserted that sending the airborne and infantry units represented a moderate response to the Nicaraguan incursion across the Honduran border.
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March 18, 1988 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
The Reagan Administration, facing a heated controversy over its deployment of an additional 3,150 U.S. troops to Honduras, declared Thursday that Nicaraguan government forces were still operating on Honduran territory and began a renewed effort to win congressional approval of a package of U.S. aid for the beleaguered Contras. The White House asserted that sending the airborne and infantry units represented a moderate response to the Nicaraguan incursion across the Honduran border.
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