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IDF Battles Shiites in Lebanon

The Israel Defense Force engaged in a heavy exchange of fire Saturday with Shiite guerrillas north of the Israeli-controlled security zone in southern Lebanon. No casualties were reported.

The IDF described the operation as part of an ongoing campaign against terrorists carried out with the support of the Israeli-backed South Lebanon Army. The troops were on a search and destroy mission aimed at Katyusha rocket launching sites from which Israel and SLA positions have been attacked a number of times this month.