Israel gets word on Arad

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The Independent Online
Jerusalem - Israel has learnt what happened to its missing airman, Ron Arad, after he was captured by the Lebanese guerrilla leader, Mustapha Dirani, the Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, said yesterday. Captain Arad has been missing since he was shot down over Lebanon in 1986.

'We brought to Israel Mustapha Dirani, the head of a Shia terrorist organisation which collaborated in the Lebanese Bekaa Valley with Hizbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. He held Ron Arad for two years and we now know who he handed Arad over to, alive, in 1988,' he said. AFP