Middle East: High Tension:

Threats on several fronts

As the confrontation over Libyan-supported terrorism continued last week, a variety of shocks and aftershocks rumbled through the Middle East. According to Lebanese military sources, Syrian gunners fired two SA-6 missiles at Israeli warplanes flying reconnaissance missions over the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon. The missiles reportedly missed their targets because the Israeli planes managed to protect themselves by releasing deception balloons. Israel denied the reports, and there were indications that it may have already curtailed its flights in areas within range of the Syrian weapons.

In southern Lebanon, local Muslim guerrillas, supported by a number of Palestinian fighters, have recently...

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