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China gives arms to PLO, Beirut newspaper says

China has supplied the Palestine Liberation Organization with an unspecified quantity of medium and heavy weapons, ammunition, and other military equipment, reports Al-Liwa, a Beirut newspaper with good contacts in the guerrilla movement.

The daily said the weapons had been supplied free by China and partly made up for equipment lost in the two-week Israeli offensive against Palestinian guerrillas in southern Lebanon in July. A Palestinian spokesman declined to comment on, the newspaper report.

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