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10-20 Terrorists Killed in Raid

July 2, 1980
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Between 10-20 terrorists, members of the gang responsible for the attack on Kibbutz Misgov Am last April, were killed in the Israeli said on terrorist bases north of the Litani River Sunday night, Chief of Staff Gen. Raphael Eitan disclosed today. He said the terrorists were members of the Iraqi-sponsored Arab Liberation Front.

Eitan said the raid, carried out by paratroopers and other forces, was a complete success, conducted with excellent coordination and precision. He said the terrorists were taken by surprise although they had been expecting some sort of retaliatory attack from Israel following the murder of an Israeli security agent last week.

According to Eitan, the forget was three kilometers inland from the Mediterranean, north of Tyre and near the Kassmiyeh Bridge over the Litani River. The Israeli forces destroyed five buildings, two of them ammunition stares and the others barracks.

Reports from Lebanon said that Israeli naval units shelled the coast while paratroopers were being landed on a hilltop near Kassmiyeh Local residents also reported that Israeli seaborne troops placed roadblocks on the main highway between Tyre and Beirut and that they left behind ammunition and cartridge belts.

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