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Terrorism / Syria #102916

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Question of Syrian involvement in international terrorism examined; arrest in West Germany of Jordanian Ahmed Hasi for allegedly plotting bombing of Arab-German Friendship Society in West Berlin last month with aid of Syria cited as example [Justice ministry spokesperson Volker KAHNE - notes Hasi's claim involves Syrian embassy in West Berlin.] His later arrest as suspect in West Berlin nightclub bombing recalled. Israeli defense minister Yitzhak Rabin reported accusing Syria of direct involvement in recent attempted bombing of El Al plane; details given. Reagan administration's reluctance to publicly accuse Syria in light of President Hafez al-Assad's past stance on terrorism noted. [President REAGAN - warns government that support terrorist.] United States said overtly attacking Libya in past due to Muammar el-Kadhafi's bragging.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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