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IDF Kills 4 Shiite Guerrillas

May 2, 1985
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An Israel Defense Force patrol last night killed four Shiite Amal movement guerrillas and wounded and captured another, the IDF spokesman said today. The patrol came upon the gang after midnight last night, near Rehan village northeast of Nabatiya and north of Marjayoun, just inside the border of the “security zone.”

In a search of the area after a clash, the bodies of four men were found, together with the fifth wounded man. The gang was on its way to plant what was described as a “very large” explosive charge.

The men were said to have been members of the Shiite Amal militia, dressed in Lebanon army uniforms. They had come from Beirut and had been briefed on their mission in Sidon.

Meanwhile, the IDF liaison office in Marjayoun was today engaged in arranging for the dispatch of convoys from Israel with humanitarian supplies, including food, blankets and tents, to the estimated 18,000 refugees, some 65 percent of them children, now in the security zone. The IDF was also reported to be constructing a jetty at Ras Beyda, the most northerly point on the coast forming the northwest corner of the security zone, to provide a safe sea route for residents of the security zone wanting to make their way to Beirut and other points outside the zone who would prefer not to use the roads on which members of various militias have established roadblocks.

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