SLA officer dead as Lebanese resistance, Israel trade attacks
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 7/16/1998
Lebanese security sources said that Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday continued attacks against area adjacent to the occupied part of south Lebanon. Israeli artillery shelled the woods of Sujoud, al-Rayhan, Aqmata area and Lweiseh woods in al-Tuffah district.
The sources added that Israeli forces shelled the western and central sectors of the occupied sector, including Arab Saleem - Habboush road and al-Salam district in Nabatieh. A house was damaged as a result, after it was hit by three Israeli rockets.
In retaliation, the Lebanese resistance attacked the Israeli positions in Dabsheh area. In a statement, the resistance said it scored direct hits.
An Israeli military spokesman today said of an officer from the pro-Israel South Lebanon Army militia was killed in south Lebanon was during an attack launched by the Lebanese resistance on Wednesday night against a joint Israeli - SLA position and a warehouse for Israeli military vehicles in Sujoud.
Israeli radio, which reported the news, did not indicate the volume of losses inflicted in the troops of the Israeli and SLA militia at the position.
Meanwhile, Lebanon lodged a new complaint against Israel to the April Understanding Monitoring Committee. The complaint pertains to the Israeli shelling in Hadatha. Lebanese citizen Ali Muhammad Karnib was wounded as a result. The committee is scheduled to meet next Tuesday in the Lebanese al-Naqoura border town.
On Wednesday Lebanese Defense Minister Mohsin Dalloul strongly denounced the Israeli attack on Hadatha, which also wounded two UNIFIL troops. Dalloul stressed the need for a move by the UN Security Council to protect its personnel working within UNIFIL.
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