|Monday, May 15, 2000,
|S P O T L I
G H T
May 14 (AP) Sierra Leones feared rebels
handed over 18 captive UN peacekeepers, including 11 from
India, but the rebels also reportedly attacked a key
highway junction east of the capital today. David
Wimhurst, a UN spokesman in Freetown, said the captives
11 Indian soldiers and seven unarmed military
observers of various nationalities were released
to Indian UN soldiers based in the eastern town of
Kailahun, near the Liberian border.
14 (UNI) The naval version of the surface-to-air
Trishul missile was successfully test fired form INS
Dronacharya of the Cochin naval base here this morning in
the presence of Defence Minister George Fernandes. Mr
Fernandes told newspersons this evening that the test was
satisfactory. Similar tests would continue till May 22
before the missile is inducted into the defence system.
14 (AP) The Israeli air force struck a series of
suspected guerrilla hide-outs in south Lebanon today,
following attacks on Israeli and allied militia
positions. The jets fired a number of missiles at targets
in Wadi Zellya in raids.