Saturday, April 19, 1986

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - April 19, 1986, Tokyo, Japan *t£ ofu- un3\ r-m i;<M *DC~ I?»m| «;*i; tftfih- U3Jtn 5:v^ CKI— 4tFIn «v-85HW inlISIII 03me <Mrir ^\jncra -O illog ttT1C mc\j a^^^LT)Pacific Stars and StripesnsideErmaBombeck..B12Business B9Comics B10-12Crossword B10Doonesbury A8Horoscope B11Mini Page InsertPacific C1-4People A12Roundups A9-11Sports B1-8TV and Radio ...A6-7Viewpoint A8Weather A11take gun on planeDitka speaks^ tsi:«B;SEA**7Tg23§l7-§- S^TA RICHARD E. STEVENSONSaturday, April 19, 1986U.S.: Libya army units' revolt failsWASHINGTON (UPI) — Adminis-tration officials, branding MoammarKhadafy "obviously a coward," saidThursday several Libyan army unitsrebelled against Khadafy after theU.S. bombing of Tripoli but weredispersed by forces loyal to theLibyan leader."He's scared now," the officials,who asked not to be identified, said ofKhadafy. "He knows we're goingafter him."Referring to fighting reportedaround Tripoli, the officials said"there is still a little ferment andactivity" in Libya, but the Reaganadministration did not expect theoverthrow of Khadafy or an end tohis support of terror with its Tuesdaymorning attacks on Tripoli and Ben-ghazi.Secretary of State George Shultz,in a briefing with reporters, saidKhadafy was not a direct target of theU.S. air raids, but, "if a coup takesplace, that's all to the good.""We know there are lots of peoplein Libya who think that Libya wouldbe better off if Khadafy were notthere, and there are even more peoplenot in Libya who think that," he said.The administration officials wouldnot link an escalation of terror inrecent days — a firebomb attack onU.S. Marine quarters in Tunisia, forexample — to the U.S. raids, but saidPresident Reagan was aware such areaction was possible.As for the results of the raids,which Reagan said were to pre-emptplanned attacks by Khadafy-sup-ported terrorists against Americans,the officials said they had not ex-pected an overnight success.There have been reports of fightingaround the Libyan capital since theraid. Thursday's briefing was thefirst official confirmation that thebattles were aimed at ousting Kha-dafy, who himself seized power in a1969 coup."We know that several army unitsin the first couple of days (after thebombing raids) rebelled," the offi-cials said. "One even tried to marchon Tripoli."The officials also said it was typicalSee LIBYA, Page A2Terror wavetargets U.S.and BritainUnited Press InternationalMurders, kidnappings, explosions, bomb threatsand American evacuations swept across Europeand the Middle East Thursday in the aftermath ofU.S. air strikes against Libya and Tripoli's calls forvengeance.The main targets werfc Americans — whosepresident ordered the attacks on two Libyan citiesthat reportedly killed Libyan leader MoammarKhadafy's adopted daughter — and Britons, whoseprime minister approved the first bombing mis-sions from English soil since World War II.See retat&ct stories, Pages A3, A4In major developments Thursday:• Three Western kidnap victims were slain inLebanon in revenge for the attacks on Libya.• The State Department ordered the evacuation ofdependents and non-essential personnel fromSudan after the Tuesday night shooting of anembassy communications officer that the WhiteHouse said "bears the marks of a Libyan-typeoperation."• Worldwide Television News in New York saidBeirut staffer John Patrick McCarthy, a 29-year-old Briton, was abducted by gunmen as he was onthe way in a two-car convoy to the Lebanesecapital's international airport.• Guards at London's Heathrow Airport foundexplosives in the luggage of a woman attempting toboard an El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 747 flight toTel Aviv carrying some 400 people. The youngwoman was arrested and a search launched for her"Arab origin" boyfriend.• Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who has access tointelligence information, said attackers Wednes-day night hurled two gasoline bombs at a U.S.Embassy site in Tunis, Tunisia. No injuries werereported immediately.• Robert Lamb, the State Department's director ofsecurity, said there had been a dozen bomb threatsdaily against American embassies since Tuesday'sSee TARGETS, Page A2Terrorist Buster comes homeSteven and Malynda Smith hold each other on (Va.) NS. Steven is a boatswain's mate assignedboard the guided missile cruiser Yorktown to the Yorktown, which was part of the SaratogaWednesday after the ship returned to the Norfolk Battle Group. AP