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US-Libyan Conflict: Hostages #102132

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 23, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(London, England: Mike Lee) Lebanese terrorist group linked to Abu Nidal reported releasing videotape allegedly showing hanging of British hostage Alec Collett in retaliation for United States attack on Libya; photos shown. Collett's abduction recalled. [In earlier videotape, COLLETT - sends message to family.] [Last week, David COLLETT - fears United States raid has cost father his life.] Hostages Leigh Douglas, Philip Padfield and Peter Kilburn recalled killed in retaliation for raid; kidnapping of British journalist John McCarthy as well last week mentioned. Americans still missing in Lebanon and believed held by Iranian-backed terrorists listed on screen. Terrorists claiming to have executed Collett said calling on any groups holding British or American hostages to kill them in retaliation for British support of US raid on Libya.

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike

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