Israeli, Syrian and Lebanese troops remained on the alert on Sunday (10 September), after two days of raids and counter-raids.
LV & SV Families sitting in home listening to and watching General Elazar on television. (9 shots)
SV Lieutenant Zachi pointing out on map where Israeli air raids took place.
"....the most important one."
"The terrorist bases that were attacked are located in the following areas......I will mention them one by one and I will start from the north......the first one is Boot Islam, the chief (sapper navy) base in Syria, located north of Latakia. At this base there are boats and marine and submarine equipment of various types. The second one is Jeble, a departure base of (indistinct) for the sea shore, south of Latakia. The third is Muntah a naval training base south of the port city of Tartus.....Tartus is here. The fourth one is El Hama, and this one is the most important one."
Initials OP/VS 22.30 OP/VS 22.43
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Background: Israeli, Syrian and Lebanese troops remained on the alert on Sunday (10 September), after two days of raids and counter-raids. The attacks, which brought new tension to the Middle East situation, followed the killing of Israeli sportsmen and Arab guerrillas at the Munich Olympics last week.
Israel's Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General David Elazar, warned on Saturday (9 September) that more guerrilla action and more counter-action by Israel were to be expected. In a television interview, he said the Arab guerrillas interpreted the actions of Israeli forces on Friday and Saturday as a reprisal for the killings at Munich because they expected such action. But, General Elazar said, these actions were part of a continuous war.
Earlier, military officials described the areas hit by Israeli forces. Lieutenant-Colonel Zachi led the briefing. A transcript of a portion of the briefing follows.