Beirut — Israel launched its third air strike on Lebanon in five days, bombing targets in the center and south of the country, Palestinian and Lebanese leftist sources said. Israeli warplanes struck at Delhamiyeh, near Damour, which was hit in a raid three days ago. Israeli jets also pounded Jarmak, Wadi al- Akhdar, and Zifta, near the town of Nabatiyeh, a Palestinian stronghold. The same area was attacked last Friday in the first Israeli air operation against Lebanon in five weeks.
In Tel Aviv, a spokesman said Israeli jets on the bombing mission shot down a Syrian plane in a dogfight after bei ng attacked by Syrian planes.