Pacific Stars And Stripes, April 19, 1986

Pacific Stars And Stripes

April 19, 1986

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - April 19, 1986, Tokyo, Japan*t £ ofu- un 3\ r-m i; tsi:«B;SEA**7Tg23§l7-§- S^TA RICHARD E. STEVENSON Saturday, April 19, 1986 U.S.: Libya army units' revolt fails WASHINGTON (UPI) — Adminis- tration officials, branding Moammar Khadafy "obviously a coward," said Thursday several Libyan army units rebelled against Khadafy after the U.S. bombing of Tripoli but were dispersed by forces loyal to the Libyan leader."He's scared now," the officials, who asked not to be identified, said of Khadafy. "He knows we're going after him."Referring to fighting reported around Tripoli, the officials said "there is still a little ferment and activity" in Libya, but the Reagan administration did not expect the overthrow of Khadafy or an end to his support of terror with its Tuesday morning attacks on Tripoli and Ben- ghazi. Secretary of State George Shultz, in a briefing with reporters, said Khadafy was not a direct target of the U.S. air raids, but, "if a coup takes place, that's all to the good." "We know there are lots of people in Libya who think that Libya would be better off if Khadafy were not there, and there are even more people not in Libya who think that," he said. The administration officials would not link an escalation of terror in recent days — a firebomb attack on U.S. Marine quarters in Tunisia, for example — to the U.S. raids, but said President Reagan was aware such a reaction was possible. As for the results of the raids, which Reagan said were to pre-empt planned attacks by Khadafy-sup- ported terrorists against Americans, the officials said they had not ex- pected an overnight success. There have been reports of fighting around the Libyan capital since the raid. Thursday's briefing was the first official confirmation that the battles were aimed at ousting Kha- dafy, who himself seized power in a 1969 coup. "We know that several army units in the first couple of days (after the bombing raids) rebelled," the offi- cials said. "One even tried to march on Tripoli." The officials also said it was typical See LIBYA, Page A2 Terror wave targets U.S. and Britain United Press International Murders, kidnappings, explosions, bomb threats and American evacuations swept across Europe and the Middle East Thursday in the aftermath of U.S. air strikes against Libya and Tripoli's calls for vengeance. The main targets werfc Americans — whose president ordered the attacks on two Libyan cities that reportedly killed Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy's adopted daughter — and Britons, whose prime minister approved the first bombing mis- sions from English soil since World War II. See retat&ct stories, Pages A3, A4 In major developments Thursday: • Three Western kidnap victims were slain in Lebanon in revenge for the attacks on Libya. • The State Department ordered the evacuation of dependents and non-essential personnel from Sudan after the Tuesday night shooting of an embassy communications officer that the White House said "bears the marks of a Libyan-type operation." • Worldwide Television News in New York said Beirut staffer John Patrick McCarthy, a 29-year- old Briton, was abducted by gunmen as he was on the way in a two-car convoy to the Lebanese capital's international airport. • Guards at London's Heathrow Airport found explosives in the luggage of a woman attempting to board an El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 747 flight to Tel Aviv carrying some 400 people. The young woman was arrested and a search launched for her "Arab origin" boyfriend. • Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who has access to intelligence information, said attackers Wednes- day night hurled two gasoline bombs at a U.S. Embassy site in Tunis, Tunisia. No injuries were reported immediately. • Robert Lamb, the State Department's director of security, said there had been a dozen bomb threats daily against American embassies since Tuesday's See TARGETS, Page A2 Terrorist Buster comes home Steven and Malynda Smith hold each other on (Va.) NS. Steven is a boatswain's mate assigned board the guided missile cruiser Yorktown to the Yorktown, which was part of the Saratoga Wednesday after the ship returned to the Norfolk Battle Group. AP ;

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