Lebanon on Friday requested an urgent Security Council meeting on the Israeli raid into its territory earlier in the day.

There was no immediate indication when the council would meet.The request was contained in a brief letter to ouncil President Hideo Kagami of Japan from Lebanese U.N. representative Rachid Fakhoury.

Written in French, it said: "On instructions of my government, I have the honor to request you to convene an urgent meeting of the Security Council to examine the aggression by Israeli naval, air and land forces on December 9, 1988, against Lebanese territory."

The attack, against headquarters south of Beirut of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), was the deepest Israeli commando raid into Lebanon in six years.