Friday, August 26, 1983


5 killed, 3 wounded when IDF soldiers at roadblock open fire on cars reportedly carrying Ansar escapees and Druze militiamen near Mukhtara village in Chouf; IDF moves Ansar prisoners to temporary location after network of tunnels discovered, engineers say construction of new camp, with more permanent housing units on tarmac and concrete bases, is nearly complete.

Political Responses:

Palestinians/ Lebanese: National Salvation Front issues statement calling for conference with government to discuss reconciliation.