TEL AVIV (Sep. 23)
The army magazine, Bamahane, reported in today’s issue that the three soldiers who were first reported missing after their tank was hit in west Beirut last week, and later declared dead, had been taken away and shot by unidentified persons. They had first been believed to have burned inside the overturned tank, but a tank crew survivor, who was injured, later reported that they had been alive when he crawled away for help. A search party later found their bodies, shot at close range, hidden in a cellar.
Meanwhile, the army spokesman announced today that four soldiers were wounded last night in west Beirut when two bazooka rockets were fired at an IDF checkpost southeast of the El Hamra quarter of west Beirut.