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Israelis bomb rebel base off the coast of Lebanon

Israeli warplanes bombed a Palestinian guerrilla base Wednesday on an island off the northern coast of Lebanon, the Israeli military command announced. The communique broadcast by Armed Forces Radio said the base was on Palm Island, three miles northwest of the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli.

The broadcast said the base belonged to guerrillas loyal to Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat and was used to launch attacks against Israel. It said the PLO base ''served as a base for naval training'' of guerrilla forces.

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