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Curfew Imposed on Lebanese Town

December 10, 1982
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Israeli forces today imposed a curfew on the Lebanese town of Aley, on the main Beirut Damascus highway, following heavy clashes between local Druze and Christian Phalangists. Two Druze residents were killed by Phalangist fire in the area yesterday.

Today’s exchanges were said to have been especially heavy in the village of Souk El-Arab, some three kilometers southwest of Aley. Israeli army vehicles toured the area, appealing through public address loudspeakers to both sides to cease their fire. According to reports from Beirut, heavy fighting was also taking place in and around Tripoli where casualties included both Lebanese Christians and Moslems as well as several Syrian soldiers.

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