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July 27, 1987 | Associated Press
Israeli troops, in their deepest ground penetration into Lebanon in two years, attacked a jeep and killed at least six Muslim leftist militiamen near the southern port of Sidon, police and Israeli officials said today. Lebanese police said the raiding party landed on a beach south of Sidon shortly before midnight today and ambushed a jeep carrying a patrol of the Syrian-backed Popular Liberation Army. Six militiamen were killed and four were wounded, police said.
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August 22, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM -- Two rockets fired by Lebanese militants Thursday penetrated Israel's much-touted Iron Dome missile-defense system and landed in populated areas of northern Israel, causing damage but no injuries, Israel Defense Forces said. Initially, military officials said that Iron Dome had destroyed one rocket and that at least three others fell harmlessly outside of Israeli territory. Later the military acknowledged that two rockets, believed to be Grads or Katyushas, landed in residential areas.
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February 13, 1985
Israeli-backed militiamen of the South Lebanon Army abandoned all their major posts in the southern port city of Sidon. The pullout of the predominantly Christian militia left only a small contingent of Israeli soldiers in the Sidon area. By next Monday, the last units of Israeli soldiers will have moved south from Sidon in the first step of a three-stage withdrawal from Lebanon.
WORLD
August 11, 2013 | By Nabih Bulos
BEIRUT - With his pouty lips and soulful eyes, he was a stylish figure known as the King of Romance, a crooner of amorous ballads often seen cavorting with would-be starlets in MTV-style videos filmed on yachts, in upscale cafes and in swank homes. But Fadel Shaker's latest video - without a note uttered - may become his swan song, portraying the balladeer in a new and disturbing incarnation: hunkered down defiantly with a militant sheik and his armed followers, holding out against Lebanese soldiers he derided as dogs and pigs.
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May 18, 1987 | United Press International
Four F-16 Israeli bombers today raided the Palestinian refugee camps of Miyeh Miyeh and Ain El Helweh, wounding at least two infants, police and Palestinian sources said. Mahmoud Al Hassan, a spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organization's mainstream Al Fatah guerrilla movement in Sidon, said the Israeli jets fired rockets shortly after 6 p.m. on the refugee camps and concentrated on residential targets.
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January 9, 1987 | United Press International
Israeli warplanes pounded Palestinian guerrilla bases in the hills near the port of Sidon today, setting off huge fires and killing at least three people, police sources said.
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October 31, 1985 | Associated Press
Muslim militiamen on Wednesday hanged a man accused of collaborating with the Israelis during their three-year occupation of south Lebanon and said 14 other alleged traitors, including two women, also face execution. Capt. Mahmoud Habli, a 40-year-old Sunni Muslim who had once been a prominent member of an Israeli-trained militia, was strung up on a metal gallows by three masked executioners before dawn in Sidon's main square. While hundreds watched, many yelled, "Go to hell!"
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November 27, 1985 | Associated Press
A Brazilian-born woman, Hamzieh Mustafa, was killed on a suicide mission Tuesday when she drove a car packed with explosives into an Israeli-backed militia checkpoint in southern Lebanon, a leftist faction said. In a statement released in Sidon, the pro-Syrian Arab Socialist Baath Party claimed that several cars belonging to Israeli intelligence agents were blown up. The statement made no mention of casualties among the Israelis or their militia allies of the South Lebanon Army.
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February 8, 1988 | Associated Press
PLO guerrillas Sunday surrounded a house where kidnapers are holding two Scandinavian U.N. employees, and PLO chief Yasser Arafat has ordered that the hostages be freed. The Palestine Liberation Organization's Sidon commander, Anwar Madi, announced the order in a statement issued in this southern Lebanese port city and said his guerrillas might use force to release the two captives. "We shall try to gain their freedom with peaceful means.
NEWS
May 4, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Three shiploads of Christian refugees who fled the fighting in southern Lebanon last month set sail for Beirut on Friday in an exodus arranged by Israel and the Lebanese Forces, the primary Christian militia in Lebanon. The 800 refugees were among thousands who fled the Kharoub region north of Sidon when Muslim fighters and their Druze allies captured that area from their Christian foes.
WORLD
June 24, 2013 | By Alexandra Sandels
BEIRUT -- Deadly clashes raged for a second day Monday in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon as the army pressed an offensive against gunmen loyal to a radical Sunni Muslim cleric in the Mediterranean port city.  The bloodshed marks a serious escalation in spillover fighting from the civil war in neighboring Syria.  Twelve to 15 Lebanese soldiers have been killed so far, according to local media outlets.  It was not immediately clear how many...
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July 6, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The victorious Lebanese army occupied the last PLO positions in southern Lebanon on Friday, advancing to the edge of Palestinian refugee camps and ending 20 years of PLO gun rule in the area. After four days of fighting, the Palestine Liberation Organization agreed Thursday to restrict its fighters to the Ein el Hilwa and Miye ou Miye camps near Sidon, 25 miles south of Beirut, and to move their heavy weapons out of the country.
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July 4, 1991 | MARILYN RASCHKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Palestinian guerrillas fought desperate battles against Lebanese army troops Wednesday after fleeing hilltop positions to the confines of two refugee camps in Sidon. The battles around the camps at Ein el Hilwa and Miye ou Miye moved the conflict to within deadly range of both Lebanese and Palestinian civilians. Hospital sources said at least 18 people, many of them civilians, were killed and 35 were wounded in Wednesday's battles. However, few families appeared ready to flee to safer areas.
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October 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
Masked gunmen today kidnaped two Swiss Red Cross employees who worked distributing artificial limbs to victims of Lebanon's civil war and drove them to a Palestinian refugee camp, police said. The two workers were seized when they arrived at a Red Cross center outside this port 25 miles south of Beirut, police said.
NEWS
December 16, 1988 | From Reuters
Kidnaped Swiss International Red Cross delegate Peter Winkler was freed today, a month after he was seized, witnesses said. They said Winkler, abducted Nov. 17 near the Palestinian camp of Ein el Hilwa on the outskirts of this southern Lebanese town, was smiling and in good health when they saw him at the offices of the Sunni Muslim Popular Liberation Army militia which controls Sidon. Reporters quoted him as saying his release was "the most precious Christmas and New Year gift."
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March 25, 1988 | Associated Press
Israeli jets bombed Palestinian targets on the outskirts of Sidon for the second straight day Thursday, hitting a base of Abu Nidal's guerrilla faction. Police said nine people were killed and five wounded in the raid, the third this week near the port city 25 miles south of Beirut. Police said most of the casualties were members of Nidal's Revolutionary Council of Fatah, and the group issued a statement pledging "merciless retaliation." A police spokesman described the attack as "very fierce."
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March 4, 1988 | Associated Press
A British official of the Oxfam relief organization was kidnaped with a Syrian colleague in the southern port city of Sidon, Oxfam headquarters said today. Peter Coleridge, 44, and Omar Traboulsi, 31, were seized Thursday night, Oxfam spokesman John Magrath said in Oxford, England. Coleridge is the organization's Middle East coordinator and Traboulsi is its Lebanon representative, he said.
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February 8, 1988 | Associated Press
PLO guerrillas Sunday surrounded a house where kidnapers are holding two Scandinavian U.N. employees, and PLO chief Yasser Arafat has ordered that the hostages be freed. The Palestine Liberation Organization's Sidon commander, Anwar Madi, announced the order in a statement issued in this southern Lebanese port city and said his guerrillas might use force to release the two captives. "We shall try to gain their freedom with peaceful means.
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