TEL AVIV (Jul. 24)
Israeli air force jets on Wednesday struck guerrilla targets close to Beirut. The raids were described as pre-emptive, to forestall attacks on pro-Israel elements.
The Israel Defense Force said a boat belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, an extremist faction led by Ahmed Jabril, was hit in the area of Damour, seven miles south of Beirut.
The announcement stressed that the attack had nothing to do with the recent deployment of the Lebanese regular army in southern Lebanon.
Witnesses said Israeli aircraft also bombed a position occupied by the radical Palestinian group near the coastal road.