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June 8, 1988
A car bomb exploded near a Syrian army checkpoint in southern Beirut's seaside Ouzai district, touching off a gun battle between Syrian troops and pro-Iranian militia members. Lebanese police said four people were killed and 39 were wounded in the blast. Afterward, a carload of militia members from the Iranian-backed Hezbollah (Party of God), a radical Shia Muslim group, raced to the scene.
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May 22, 2010 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
Republican Senate candidate Chuck DeVore said Friday that "the liberal media" had accused him of "a Blumenthal moment" — a reference to Connecticut Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal's admission this week that he had misspoken about his military record in the Vietnam War era. A Times report Friday said the Irvine assemblyman, who spent 24 years in the California Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve, mentioned during a March candidate debate that he was "shot at in Lebanon" without making it clear that the incident occurred in 1984 while he was a student and a reporter for the Orange County Register on a media tour.
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October 10, 1987 | From Reuters
At least four Palestinians were wounded Friday after fighting erupted near the southern Lebanon port of Sidon between Palestinians and Shia Muslim gunmen, police and militia sources said.
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August 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Israeli soldiers shot at stone-throwers preparing a Molotov cocktail near Fatima Gate on the Israeli-Lebanese border, injuring a 13-year-old and two journalists--a Canadian and a Lebanese. It was the second violent incident in the area in two days; both times Israeli soldiers opened fire. U.N. peacekeepers have deployed in much of southern Lebanon, but not near Fatima Gate.
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January 19, 1987 | Associated Press
Israel's military chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Moshe Levy, apologized to the United Nations on Sunday for "the shameful mistake" that resulted in the killing of an Irish soldier. Levy said on Israel radio that he has received the findings of an investigation of the Jan. 10 shooting of the Irish peacekeeping soldier but is still studying the report. "It's a shameful mistake; I can't be proud of it," Levy said. He said no decision has been made on whether to take legal measures against those involved.
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May 4, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
An aide to Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat was assassinated in the Lebanese port city of Sidon on Wednesday, a day after Arafat's top official in Lebanon survived an attempt on his life. Police said Bassam Hourani was hit by bullets fired from a speeding car near a vegetable market in Sidon, 24 miles south of Beirut. Hourani, 30, died instantly, and the gunmen escaped. The shooting occurred less than 24 hours after Arafat's personal representative in Lebanon, Issam Salem, was critically wounded in Sidon when a masked gunman shot him in the head.
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May 18, 1988 | United Press International
A father shot his two sons in the legs to prevent them from fighting each other in the 12-day-old clashes between rival Shia Muslim militias in Beirut's southern suburbs, a Lebanese magazine said Tuesday. "The father thought that wounding them was better than (that) they kill each other in the fighting," said the weekly magazine Ash Shiraa.
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October 2, 1990 | From Reuters
Twenty-five people were killed and 82 wounded Monday when gunmen opened fire on a candlelight rally of hundreds of followers of Christian Maj. Gen. Michel Aoun. Security sources said the attack came at the Nahr el Mawt (Death River) crossing point linking Aoun's territory to areas controlled by the rival Christian militia, the Lebanese Forces.
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August 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Israeli soldiers shot at stone-throwers preparing a Molotov cocktail near Fatima Gate on the Israeli-Lebanese border, injuring a 13-year-old and two journalists--a Canadian and a Lebanese. It was the second violent incident in the area in two days; both times Israeli soldiers opened fire. U.N. peacekeepers have deployed in much of southern Lebanon, but not near Fatima Gate.
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October 4, 1988 | Associated Press
Israeli-backed Christian militia members of the South Lebanon Army shelled a U.N.-policed village in southern Lebanon on Monday, wounding a U.N. peacekeeper, three Lebanese women and a boy. The name of the member of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon was not released.
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December 28, 1993 | From Associated Press
Israeli soldiers in southern Lebanon fired on two Norwegian peacekeepers Monday after mistaking them for Arab guerrillas, killing one and seriously wounding the other. An Israeli army statement said the soldiers sighted "suspicious figures" before dawn and fired at the U.N. troops with tank shells and mortar rounds. The Norwegians were on foot patrol near the village of Al Balat in Israel's self-declared buffer zone. "We have no idea why they opened fire," said Timur Goksel, spokesman for the U.
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October 11, 1993 | Reuters
Two Israeli soldiers were slightly wounded when guerrillas attacked a post of the Israeli-backed South Lebanon Army militia in the Jewish state's self-declared southern Lebanon security zone Sunday, the army said.
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October 2, 1990 | From Reuters
Twenty-five people were killed and 82 wounded Monday when gunmen opened fire on a candlelight rally of hundreds of followers of Christian Maj. Gen. Michel Aoun. Security sources said the attack came at the Nahr el Mawt (Death River) crossing point linking Aoun's territory to areas controlled by the rival Christian militia, the Lebanese Forces.
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April 1, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
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.
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May 4, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
An aide to Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat was assassinated in the Lebanese port city of Sidon on Wednesday, a day after Arafat's top official in Lebanon survived an attempt on his life. Police said Bassam Hourani was hit by bullets fired from a speeding car near a vegetable market in Sidon, 24 miles south of Beirut. Hourani, 30, died instantly, and the gunmen escaped. The shooting occurred less than 24 hours after Arafat's personal representative in Lebanon, Issam Salem, was critically wounded in Sidon when a masked gunman shot him in the head.
NEWS
November 8, 1988
A Lebanese woman shot and wounded Maj. Gen. Antoine Lahd, commander of the pro-Israeli South Lebanon Army, an Israeli military official said. Lahd, 61, "was hit in one of the blood vessels in the upper part of his right arm," spokesman Zvi Ben-Yishai said. Lahd was flown to a hospital in the Israeli port of Haifa, where he was reported in stable condition. Voice of Lebanon radio identified the assailant as Soha Bihara from Deir Mimas in Israel's self-proclaimed security zone in southern Lebanon.
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October 4, 1988 | Associated Press
Israeli-backed Christian militia members of the South Lebanon Army shelled a U.N.-policed village in southern Lebanon on Monday, wounding a U.N. peacekeeper, three Lebanese women and a boy. The name of the member of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon was not released.
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