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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 6, 1982, Tokyo, JapanSaturday november 6, 1982 Pacific stars and stripes world 5 report rebels killed 534 filipinos Manila up at least 534 filipinos have been killed by communist rebels so far this year including 17 men who died in a guerrilla ambush late wednesday in the War torn South official reports said a special report on the outlawed communist party of the Philippines the official philippine news Agency reported that at least 309 civilians 112 soldiers 62 policemen and 51 civilian Hom defense Force volunteers had been killed so far this cup and its military Wing the new people s army also accounted for at least 168wounded and 29 missing the report said. In the latest report of fighting pan said town mayor arid 16 government troops were killed in an ambush by suspected communist rebels this week in Davao Del sur province 550 mile Southeast of Manila. One rebel was reported killed in the . Dionisio Tan Gate acting regional police commander said the mayor of the Remote Mountain town of Slop Sebastian Mondejar was leading a government team to investigate possible killing when they were ambushed by about 40 rebels hiding near a Bridge. The rebels lobbed a grenade at the group struck and then fired from both sides of the Road Tan Gate said. Five other troopers were reported wounded in the ambush. Defense ministry officials said the communist insurgency was being financed through forced taxation and Clandestine business ventures such As cooperative stores and auctions of confiscated properties. In recent years the communists who seek trend the 17-year Rule of president Ferdinand Marcos allegedly has begun growing marijuana to augment their income. Pan reported defense minister Juan Ponc Enrile As saying that with the ability to generate funds the communists have become even bolder with their indiscriminate attacks not Only against the military but against the very people the claim they Are out to protect the Enrile said the communists did not hesitate to kill informers and also resorted to ambushes assassinations robbery kidnapping bombing and arson. Spanish general killed basques Are suspected Madrid Spain up suspected Basque terrorists on a speeding motorcycle shot and killed one of spam s top army generals on a Busy Madrid Street thursday posing a major threat to Spain s new socialist attack the first terrorist assault since the election last wee of spam s first socialist government in 46 years came less than an hour after Pope John Paul ii left Madrid to visit three medieval cities. The pontiff denounced the attack As anti two Young men on a motorcycle Drew up beside the Black Sedan often. Victor Lago roman stuck in Madrid s morning Rush hour traffic and riddled it with bursts of sub machine gun fire police windows were shattered and blood seeped onto the roman 63, travelling without a bodyguard on his usual route to work was killed instantly police said. His Driver was father of eight children Lago roman was named head of Brunette the most prestigious army unit in the nation after a purge of rightist officers who plotted a foiled coup attempt in 1981."two Young men shot at us with a sub machine gun from a motor Cycle said the wounded Driver Carlos Villalba Gonzalez from his Hospital bed. They came up on our right Side and fired two or Cap gloves and commander stick of an assassinated Spanish army general. No group claimed responsibility for the attack but police blamed it on the Eta Basque land and Liberty group waging a 14-year Campaign of terror for an Independent marxist state in the Northern Basque Region. Politicians warned the attack threatened Spanish democracy be cause of the threat that right Wing army officers would feel compelled to seize Power and prevent prime minister elect Felipe Gonzalez from taking socialist party won a land slide election vote last week making it spam s first socialist government since the 1936-1939 civil who reportedly has offered to negotiate with the basques if they Lay Down their weapons formally takes office next warned however the period preceding his inauguration will be an Uncertain one for Spanish Pope on the fifth Day of a 10-Day visit to Spain told an outdoor mass at Toledo the killing was anti Christian and urged the crowd of 200,000 to Pray with him. Let us ask god to free this nation this nation whose deep longings for peace and co existence has been wounded that it be freed of this painful plague of terrorism the pontiff said. Iraqi minister says Iran s latest defeat is end of War United press International Iraq said its forces thursday left no survivors on the battlefields of Iran s latest offensive of the26-month-old persian Gulf War and Baghdad s foreign minister said the iranian defeat meant the bloody conflict was virtually s claim to have wiped out the Iran s forces came on the third anniversary of the takeover of the . Embassy in Tehran which resulted in the seizure of american ordeal which former presi Dent Carter blamed for his defeat inthe 1980 election ended after 444 Days with the release of 52 american captives on president Reagan s inauguration failure of Iran s latest offensive is considered a practical end to the War iraqi foreign minister Saadoun Hammadi. Said he said he expected the persian Gulf War which has Cost a estimated 200,000 lives and enormous economic losses on both sides since the iraqi invasion of Iran sept. 22, 1980, to turn into Mere was no immediate response from Tehran thursday to the latest iraqi reports which indicated that the iranian forces which have been known to use disastrous human wave charges May again have experienced heavy losses. The High command of the Iraq armed forces said the attacking iranian troops were wiped out and Only those who fled the Battlefield survived the state run iraqi new Agency said. Iraq originally invaded Iran wit the aim of gaining control of the Shatt Al Arab waterway dividing the two countries. But months after his invasion bogged Down dozens of Miles inside iranian territory iraqi president Saddam Hussein began calling for a cease fire and was repeatedly rebuffed. Iran s Ayatollah Ruhollah Kho Meini who has rejected three truce Calls from the u.n., sees the conflicts a holy War to topple Hussein s secular regime. A International demonstration in Seoul Seoul up riot police fired tear Gas to break up an anti government demonstration by some 500 youths timed to coincide with the 51st anniversary of an uprising against japanese colonial Rule witnesses said thursday. The demonstrators mostly col lege students spread leaflets and shouted anti government slogan during the half hour demonstration in downtown Seoul to pres their demands for Freedom of the press and labor unions the witnesses said. Greece . Bases out Bucharest Romania a greek Premier Andreas Papandreou thursday reaffirmed his government s commitment to closing . Military bases i Greece As a Clear and Well defined at a news conference winding up his three Day official visit to Romania Papandreou said current .-greek talks which opened last month on the future of . Bases would establish a Concrete time limit for dismantling the facilities. . Will cruise Pacific Washington a the United states will Send the 58,000-ton battleship new Jersey to the Western Pacific for its Shakedown cruise next june suggesting that the heavily armed warship May serve at the sometime As a demonstration of growing . Sea Power. The new Jersey s Captain William Fogarty noted that such cruises after a ship s commission ing normally Are conducted in Waters near the United states. He avoided direct answers to questions As to whether or not the. First Long cruise of the new Jersey since its commissioning due in january will become Ashow the Flag exercise. Fogarty replied with a laconic could be when a reporter raised this Possi Blitz

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