TEL AVIV (Apr. 7)
Israel Air Force planes bombed terrorist targets in the Sidon area of south Lebanon Monday and returned safely to their bases, a military spokesman announced. He said the targets were training bases and head-quarters buildings of El Fatah, the terrorist arm of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and of George Habash’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a group that broke away from the PLO years ago.
Beirut radio reported five sorties by the Israeli bombers on targets in the Miamia and Ein Hilwe refugee camps near Sidon. According to Beirut radio, ambulances were seen rushing to the scene. The radio reported five casualties.
Three terrorist captured in the south Lebanon security zone two weeks ago while attempting to infiltrate Israel were trained at the bases raided Monday, the military spokesman said. They were described as deserters from the Syrian army.