Tuesday, August 9, 1983


Arsonists set fire to Christian-owned industrial areas in Beirut; bomb explodes in Akka hospital near Sabra and Shatila, 3 injured; mass breakout at Ansar, 4 prisoners escape, 10 recaptured.

Political Responses:

Palestinians/ Lebanese: 3 Fateh loyalists killed in Beqaa.

Arab Governments: King Hussein meets McFarlane.