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Israeli warplanes attack base in eastern Lebanon

Israeli Air Force planes attacked a guerrilla base in Syrian-controlled eastern Lebanon Thursday, the military command announced. The command said the base was at Bar Elias, six miles west of the Syrian border in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley and eight miles north of the Israeli Army's front line in Lebanon.

It said the base attacked served as a regional headquarters for ''terrorist organizations,'' usually a reference to Palestinian guerrillas.

The announcement said the planes scored ''accurate hits'' on their targets and returned safely to their base.

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