Israeli Planes Hit Guerrilla Bases in S. Lebanon; 2 Die

From Associated Press

Israeli warplanes today bombed and rocketed the Shouf Mountains southeast of Beirut, and police said two Palestinian guerrillas were killed and 33 people were injured--including 26 children.

A police spokesman said the casualties were reported in the village of Ainab, 10 miles southeast of Beirut. He said the dead guerrillas were members of Naif Hawatmeh’s Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Marxist PLO faction.

The spokesman, who cannot be named under police regulations, said the children were wounded by shrapnel and flying glass in Ainab’s elementary school, about 200 yards from the base of the guerrilla group.

He said a rocket fired by one of six Israeli jets slammed into an empty lot about 25 yards south of the school.


Democratic Front spokesman Suheil Natour said the group’s base in Ainab “took several direct hits.”