Palestinians behind Syrian lines fire on Israeli troops
Palestinian guerrillas fired a Soviet-made rocket at Israeli positions in the eastern Bekaa Valley Monday, but were stopped from firing more by Syrian troops that arrived in the area, Beirut Radio said.Skip to next paragraph
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In a separate incident, two Israeli soldiers were killed in a guerrilla ambush in the Shouf mountains east of Beirut. The attack comes amid rising concern in Israel that the army is becoming bogged down in a virtual war of attrition against Palestinian guerrillas operating behind Syrian lines.
Israeli officials, however, said friction with Damascus has eased somewhat with the end of large-scale Syrian military maneuvers in east Lebanon.