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Arafat warned by jets in air, rebels on land

Israeli jets flew over Yasser Arafat's besieged army Wednesday and Syrian-backed Palestinian rebels warned him to leave Lebanon in seven days or risk another attack.

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The overflights followed Tuesday's naval bombardment by Israeli gunboats on positions held by Mr. Arafat's 4,000-man force. Despite the Nov. 25 cease-fire agreement with the rebels, an Arafat spokesman reported a 30-minute clash Wednesday with the dissidents around Tripoli.