TEL AVIV (Sep. 10)
Israel Air Force jets bombed a terrorist base south of Sidon at dawn Wednesday and returned safely to their bases. A military spokesman identified the target as the headquarters, storage depot and staging area of a group known as the Popular Struggle Front, headed by Samir Ghosba.
It is said to be backed by Iraq and to cooperate with the Syrian-backed Al Saiqa and with Ahmed Jibril’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command.
In another action Wednesday, an Israel Navy patrol boat opened fire on and damaged a rubber dinghy making its way south of Sidon, apparently on a mission to land terrorists in Israel by sea. One of the four persons on the dinghy was wounded. The small craft managed to reach shore.
The incident was confirmed by the Palestine Liberation Front which announced in Beirut that one of its men was killed while on his way to carry out a mission at Nahariya. His three companions escaped, the announcement said. The PLF is a pro-Yasir Arafat faction led by Abu Al-Abbas.