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Wednesday, June 2, 19~76

Syrian troops advanceon Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -
Thousands of Syrian troops
backed by tanks advanced on
Beirut yesterday after crossing
into Lebanon in a major ef-
fort to halt the Lebanese civil
war. An Israeli official said the
invasion has not tipped the
scale toward Israeli interven-
Palestinian guerrillas said
about 7,000 troops backed by
150 tanks breached ti-e aastern
border yesterday while 'nother
2,000 Syrian soldiers invaded
from the north.
THEY HALTED Moslem as-
saults on three Christian towns
and disarmed guerrillas and
militiamen on main reads, the
Palestinians said.
The Syrian forces ran into a
short battle with renegade Mos-
lems from the disintegrated
Lebanese army near the cross-
roads town of Chtoura. They
pushed ahead to within rifle
range of the key Dahar at-Bai-
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dar pass on the Damascus-Bei-
rut highway, within 21 miles of
the capital.
Leftist Lebanese forces mass-
ed troops there behind tanks
from the rebel Lebanese Arab
THEY WERE taking up posi-
tions of hilltops with rifles, pis-
tols, rocket-propelled grenades
and 50 caliber machine guns,"
said photographer Harry Koun-
dakjian after driving here from
Damascus. "Its crazy. What can
they do against those big Rus-
sian tanks?"
Lebanese security officials said
Moslem-Christian combat out-
side Syrian-controlled areas di-
minished sharply later yesterday
as militia learers concentrated
on news of the Syrian advance.
Palestinian and Syrian sourc-
es said the invasion was the
first step toward the total occu-
pation of Lebanon to forcibly
wrench apart the seemingly
i r r e c o ncilable right - wing
Christians and Moslem leftists,
Their 14-month-old war has kill-
ed more than 26,000 persons.
THERE IS JUST no other way
to end it," said a well-informed
The sources predicted that up
to 50,000 Syrian regulars will
move into Lebanon and stay
there as long as one year wnile
Lebanese politicians are forced
to agree on a compromise set-
But the Moslem-controlled Bei-
rut Radio said: "Damascus has

President-elect Elias Sarkis as-
assured Lebanon the interven-
tion is designed only to help
sume the reins of oawer under
conditions of re-established se-
smaller Syrian forces nave fail-
ed to quell the fighting. The
war has confounded all efforts
at peaceful mediation, including
major missions by Syria, the
Arab League, the United Statees
and France - Lebanon's orner
administrator. Freench President
Valery Giscard d'Estaing has
even offered to send French
troops to Lebanon.
In Tel Aviv, an official Israeli
military source said the Syrian
thrust was not enough to trig-
ger an Israeli military reaction.
The Israeli government has
warned there is a "red line of
Syrian intervention" in Lebanon
that it will not tolerate.

But the invasion raised the
specter of a showdown between
Syria and the Palestinian guer-
rilla movement, which has vow-
ed to fight any attempt to hob-
ble its freedom of movement in
said Assad had received full
backing from his ruling Baath
Socialist party to restore order
in Lebanon.
The Syrian move coin-ided
with the start of a visit to Da-
mascus by Soviet Premier Alex-
ei N. Kosygin. His government
is the major arms supplier for
both Syrian President Hafez As-
sad and Yasir Arafat, the Pales-
tinian guerrilla clief.
Arafat told a, nonaligned co-
ference in Algiers tnat a
"French-American-Zionist con-
spiracy" was seeking to destroy
Lebanon with the help of un-
named Arab allies, presumably

Syria. He was later seen ;o a
tense discussion with Syrian
Foreign Minister Abdelhalim
all leader of the Lebanese left-
ist forces, declared:."We will
resist the Syrian invasion by
all ways." He then went snto
an emergency meeting with his
The leftist Moslem coalition
under Jumblatt would stand lit-
tle chance against the Soviet-
equipped Syrian army, most cb-
servers feel. But the Syrians
are known to be anxious to
avoid all-out fighting between
their soldiers and the leftists.
Palestinian sources said a Sy-
rian regiment of 2,000 men and
60 Soviet-made T54 and T62
tanks began the deployment yes-
terday, running into the Akkar
valley in northernmost Lebanon.

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