The Israel Defense Forces has launched what it is calling Operation Dawn in the Gaza Strip, carrying out strikes on as-yet unspecified terror targets in the Strip, to counter what it says is the ongoing imminent threat of an attack by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization.
The U.S. mounted no military response to the embassy annex bombing, but it didbegin to explore covert operations in Lebanon. Investigative journalist BobWoodward says that the CIA trained foreign intelligence agents to act as"hit teams" designed to destroy the terrorists' operations. AmbassadorRobert Oakley says the U.S. merely attempted to set up a "protectiveunit," a Lebanese counterterrorist strike force.
After U.S. intelligence intercepted Libyan government communicationsimplicating Libya in the La Belle disco attack, President Reagan orderedretaliatory air strikes on Tripoli and Benghazi. The operation on April 15,1986, dubbed Operation El Dorado Canyon, involved 200 aircraft and over60 tons of bombs. One of the residences of Libyan leader Muammar el-Qadaffi washit in the attack, which, according to Libyan estimates, killed 37 people andinjured 93 others. As a result of this American operation, U.S. national security officials say Libyan-sponsored terrorismceased "for a long time." (See interviews with RobertOakley and L.Paul Bremer.)
A week prior to this, Valve experienced another similar leak incident with a prototype of Left 4 Dead known as Zombie City or Terror-Strike. It was originally an idea for a mod that transformed the counter-terrorists in the game into bots who came at you with swarms, and only attacked with knives, and it later became the foundation for Left 4 Dead's iconic horde gameplay. The Zombie City map is now available to download from modding community GameBanana. 2b1af7f3a8