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US-Libyan Confrontation #101648

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 27, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States Sixth Fleet reported ending its confrontation with Libya by leaving Gulf of Sidra.

(New Orleans, Louisiana: Sheilah Kast) [President REAGAN - warns Libya against attempted intimidation of United States with terrorist threats; holds Muammar el- Kadhafi accountable for such actions; praises Sixth Fleet.] Defense Department's description of fleet's maneuvers illustrated on map. [REAGAN - notes number US ships in Gulf of Sidra.]

(Tripoli, Libya: Charles Glass) Anti-US demonstration here described, shown. Factors accounting for gap between Kadhafi's war rhetoric and Libyan mil.'s inaction against United States listed, discussed. Official Libyan version of confrontation outlined.

Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
Kast, Sheilah

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