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    Israeli land and air forces striking into the Lebanon in one of their largest ever operations against Arab Guerrilla bases on Saturday (September 16) returned form their dawn foray after killing, wounding and capturing 'many' guerrillas for the loss of one Israeli soldier killed, according to a military spokesman.

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    Israeli land and air forces striking into the Lebanon in one of their largest ever operations against Arab Guerrilla bases on Saturday (September 16) returned form their dawn foray after killing, wounding and capturing 'many' guerrillas for the loss of one Israeli soldier killed, according to a military spokesman.

    While armour-backed infantry swept deep into southern Lebanon, combing 15 villages and blowing up dozens of houses in a attack on several fronts, waves of Israeli jet fighter-bombers strafed and bombed 11 Amin targets well behind the Lebanese lines. A military spokesman said the raid, the latest development in a new chain of Arab-Israeli violence since the killing of 11 Israeli Olympic sportsman by Palestinian Guerrillas in Munich, West Germany, followed an increase in recent guerrillas attacks along Israel's bode with the Lebanon.

    During Saturdays' operations the Israeli land forces clashed with Lebanese army units after the Lebanese were said to have intervened, opening fire on the attackers.

    SYNOPSIS: Israeli armour-backed infantry struck deep into the Lebanon on Saturday in one of the biggest-over raids against Arab Guerrilla bases there. They were backed by waves of jet fighter-bombers, which struck at eleven main targets with bombs and machine-guns in the latest Arab-Israeli violence since the killing of eleven Olympic Israeli Sportsmen by Palestinian guerrillas in Munich, West Germany.

    While the air force was pounding its targets, armour and infantry were advancing into the Lebanon on several fronts. They raided fifteen villages, blowing up several houses and killing, wounding and capturing many Arab guerrillas for the loss of only one Israeli soldier killed, according to an Israeli military spokesman. Large caches of arms and ammunition were found and bunkers armed with heavy machine-guns were destroyed.

    An Israeli military spokesman said ground forces also clashed with Lebanese army units after the Lebanese opened fire on the attackers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5EW6I8A43Q2LTZS31MDRE27VQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EW6I8A43Q2LTZS31MDRE27VQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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