1972 Israeli air raid in Syria and Lebanon

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1972 Israeli air raid in Syria and Lebanon
Part of Operation Wrath of God (Palestinian insurgency in South Lebanon)
Date 8 September 1972
Location Palestinian refugee camps in Syria and Lebanon
Result Israeli victory
Belligerents
Israel Israel Palestine Liberation Organization PLO
Casualties and losses
None 65–200 killed

On 8 September 1972, Israeli planes bombed ten Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) bases in Syria and Lebanon as a response to the Munich massacre. Estimates of the number and identity of casualties vary widely, with several sources giving a figure as high as 200, including militants and civilians.[1][2][3][4]

The United States vetoed a UN resolution demanding a halt to the raids after the Soviet Union and China vetoed amendments that would have also applied the resolution to terrorist activities.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Targeting Terrorists". Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "One Day in September". Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Bryan Times - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Pittsburgh Press - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Daily News - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 16 December 2014.