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Lebanon Hostages / US, West Germany #105590

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 26, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Frankfurt, West Germany: Steve Shepard) Contd. debate here over United States extradition request for accused Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacker Mohammed Ali Hamadei in light of recent abductions in Beirut, Lebanon, of West Germans examined; details given, scenes shown. Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Captain John Testrake mentioned, shown. [For. minister spokesperson Jurgen CHROBOG - defs. news blackout here.] Indications Chancellor Helmut Kohl's government is negotiating with kidnappers through intermediaries in Damascus, Syria, noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) [Former Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hostage Raymond JOHNSON - idens. Hamadei as in command of hijackers; cites example involving flight attendant Uli Derickson; slain passenger Robert Stethem mentioned.] No. people kidnapped in Lebanon since Hamadei's arrest, allegedly under orders of Hamadei's brother, noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Steve

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