TEL AVIV (Oct. 12)
Israel suffered 368 men dead and 2,383 wounded in the war in Lebanon, an army spokesman announced today. The official figures cover the period from last June 6 when Israel launched its “Peace for Galilee operation until October 10.
In addition, eight Israeli soldiers are prisoners of the Palestinians, three are prisoners of war in Syria and five are listed as missing.
According to the spokesman, the number of dead include 10 soldiers killed in non-combat incidents such as traffic accidents and training mishaps. The highest ranking officer to fall in action was a Major General. The others who died in action by rank, include one Colonel; two Lt. Colonels; 19 Majors, 28 Captains; 46 Lieutenants; 132 Sergeants; 90 Corporals; and 49 Privates.
Among the wounded, 106 were seriously injured and 425 sustained moderate wounds.