Wednesday, June 15, 1983

Military Action:

Artillery exchanges continue for second day between pro- and anti-Syrian Christian forces in Batrouna, north of Beirut; light arms fire from Syrian-controlled area in Beqaa and south of Beirut at IDF positions.


2 car bombs damage West Beirut building where 2 Lebanese MPs have offices; 3 killed in Tripoli fighting; IDF shoots and kills man in Ain al-Hilweh camp.

Political Responses:

Israel/ Occupied Territories: Government defeats 2 opposition motions in Knesset calling for inquiry into conduct of Lebanon war.

Arab Governments: Syria urges Lebanese resistance to expand its operations to include not only IDF but those collaborating with it at all levels.