Lebanese resistance operations result in SLA officer's capture
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 5/17/1999
The Lebanese resistance said on Sunday they infiltrated an Israeli-occupied village and in south Lebanon and captured a high-ranking officer from the Israeli-allied South Lebanon Army militia.
In a statement, the Lebanese resistance said its men sneaked into the occupied village of Tallousa, which is under Israel's control, and captured Assaf Tourmoss.
The Lebanese resistance statement added that Tourmoss is security commander of the South Lebanon Army militia in Tallousa, six km north of the Lebanese - Israeli border.
Meanwhile, Israeli army radio reported on Sunday morning that investigations are underway to find out how the Lebanese resistance could penetrate the SLA position in Beit Yahoun.
On Saturday Lebanese resistance men carried out a series of operations against the Israeli occupation forces in the occupied border strip of south Lebanon, where they controlled Beit Yahoun crossing.
In a statement, the Lebanese resistance said special groups from the Lebanese resistance attacked on Saturday at 5:30 a.m. (Lebanon local time) Beit Yahoun site, penetrated the Israeli defences of barbed wires and minefields, entered the site and warned its garrison giving them time to surrender.
When the site's personnel refused to do so, the resistance men attacked, killing some soldiers and arrested one wounded soldier. The resistance fighters seized a personnel carrier and hoisted resistance flags over the site, the statement added.
Simultaneously, other Lebanese resistance groups attacked occcupation positions in Hadatha, Barachit, Jamoseh, Teir Harfa, Sujoud, Beer Klab and Sweida, using rockets and machine-guns.
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