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URGENT Israeli Warplanes Attack Guerrilla Base in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

January 9, 1985

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) _ Israeli warplanes attacked a Palestinian guerrilla base in the Syrian- control led Bekaa valley of eastern Lebanon todasaid the Marxist group headed by Dr. Samir Ghoshi had about 600 fighters and worked in close coordination with other Syrian-supported groups such as Saiqa and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command headed by Ahmed Jebril.

All the planes returned safely, the announcement said.

It was the first Israeli air attack this year. In 1984, Israeli planes bombed Palestinian and Shiite Moslem guerrilla bases 16 times.

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