Sunday, June 12, 1983

Military Action:

Roadside bombs explode near IDF convoys in Aley and Sidon; shots fired at IDF position near Kamed al-Luz; 2 vehicles belonging to IRC blown up by unknown elements in Sidon.


2 IDF soldiers wounded by explosion in Aley; 3 Lebanese journalists detained by IDF in Sidon for taking photographs, film seized.

Political Responses:

Israel/ Occupied Territories: Israeli Cabinet endorses Begin statement of its collective responsibility for war in Lebanon; Cabinet instructs Arens to draft plan for IDF redeployment.

Palestinians/ Lebanese: Arafat says 2 rebels recently executed for plotting to kill top Fateh commanders were members of Abu Nidal group.

US and Other Countries: Green Beret training chief in Lebanon says Lebanese Army could probably control all parts of the country, can now field 14,000 fighting men.