TEL AVIV (Jun. 15)
The commander of a military unit of the pro-Syrian Palestine Liberation Front and two of his top aides were killed Wednesday in the Israeli air force raid on terrorist bases near Beirut, Lebanese sources reported.
Nine other terrorists were injured.
The sources said the PLF chief, Khaled Mustafa Abd-el Salim, and his lieutenants were in two camouflaged buildings flattened by bombs. The buildings were used as a air raid shelters.
The targets were located eight miles southeast of Beirut in territory controlled by Walid Jumblatt’s Druse militia.
An Israeli military spokesman described them as headquarters and training grounds of the PLF and the Tala’at Yacub faction.
According to the Israelis, the two groups joined forces to mount a Katyusha rocket attack on the Israeli border town of Metulla two weeks ago and also attempted to infiltrate Israel.