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Fierce Battle in South Lebanon

August 8, 1977
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A fierce battle is taking place in South Lebanon between Palestinian terrorists and Lebanese Christians. Although a truce calling for a total cease-fire was signed in Shtoura recently, the terrorists have “intensified” their artillery attacks against Christian villages, according to Saad Hadad, a Lebanese major who crossed into Metullah Friday.

Hadad said that his village of Merj Uyun, on a hill facing Metullah, and other Christian villages are almost completely cut off. A shell that exploded in the village Friday killed one person and injured five. The injured were brought to the “good fence” for treatment.

Hadad charged that the Syrians have reversed their position and are providing the terrorists with supplies, advisors and long-distance artillery. Saying that he was appealing to the “world’s conscience,” Hadad declared: “Why do they aid the Palestinians whom they call refugees, although they are the kings of Lebanon now? We are the ones who are suffering.”

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