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The Salvadoran army and air force launched an offensive against leftist guerrilla positions around the Guazapa Volcano, about 15 miles from the capital. Several A-37 aircraft dropped 500-pound bombs in the area, a guerrilla stronghold, and explosions could be heard in San Salvador. The military press office said a counterinsurgency operation involving ground troops and air support was under way on the north side of the mountain.


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