MIDDLE EAST - AFRICA BRIEF (DELETED) FOR 10 MAY 1984

Created: 5/10/1984

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1. libya: implications of attack 2. lebanon: kidnapings claimed by islamic jihad .

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dissident commandos who attacked tripoli yesterday intended to kill oadhafi, but their failure probably has strengthened his

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TUNIS, WrHLE SEEKING THE RETURN OF ITS CAPTURED BORDER GUARDS. TUNIS. WHILE SEEKING THE RETURN OF ITS CAPTURED BOfJfifJ* QUAROS EXPECT US SUPPORT IF RELATIONS WITH TRIPOLI DEGENERATE.

EBANON: KIDNAPINGS CLAIMED BY ISLAMIC JIHAD

HE METHOD OF THE NEW KIDNAPING--THREE OR FOUR ARMED MEN FORCING THE VICTIMCLC3ELY RESEMBLES THAT USED IN THE PREVIOUS KIDNAPINGS IN BEIRUT. ISLAMIC JIHAO IS THE NAME USED BY THE IRANI AN-SPONSORED TERRORISTS WHO BDMBEO THE US EMBASSY AND THE MARINE BARRACKS IN BEIRUT AND THE US EMBASSY IN KUWAIT. THE HEZBALL AH RADICAL LEBANESE SHIAS--ARE THE.DNAPEftS . THE AMERICANS COULD BE USED IN BARGAINING FOR 'THE RELEASE OF TERRORISTS CONDEMNED TO DEATH BY KUWAIT FOB THE BOMBING OF THE US EMBASSY AND OTHER FACILITIES.//

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