Bodies of Three Palestinian Fighters Exhumed in Southern Lebanon

Published June 26th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The bodies of three Palestinian fighters killed in clashes with the Israeli army before 1982 have been exhumed in southern Lebanon, police reported Monday. 

They were buried under a hill close to the village of Ibl Saqi in the former Israeli-occupied zone in southern Lebanon. 

The police also said they found two unidentified bodies in a well in the village of Hanin, that had been there several years. 

A mass grave with 25 bodies dating from the beginning of the Lebanese civil war, which started in 1975, was found June 22nd in the Khiam valley of the former Israeli-occupied zone. 

Most of the bodies were of Lebanese soldiers and Islamic militiamen listed missing in 1976, according to local witnesses. 

The deathly discoveries come in the wake of interrogations by the Lebanese army of former members of the pro-Israeli South Lebanon Army (SLA) and testimony from local people, according to sources familiar with the investigations - IBL SAQI, Lebanon (AFP) 

 

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