TEL AVIV (Dec. 18)
Israel air force jets bombed a Palestinian terrorist base in eastern Lebanon on Tuesday and returned safely to their bases, a military spokesman announced.
It was the first Israeli air raid over Lebanon in a month, and according to sources in Lebanon, was carried out by four Phantom jets firing air-to-ground missiles.
Israeli sources identified the target as a base used by Ahmed Jabril’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command to launch incursions against the Israel Defense Force and its allied South Lebanon Army in the southern Lebanon security zone.
It was located near Sultan Yakub in the Syrian-controlled Bekaa Valley.
Two terrorists were killed and two Lebanese news photographers were wounded during the attack, according to reports Wednesday from Beirut.