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Lebanon / Hostages, Waite #105644

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 29, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Barrie Dunsmore) Implications for safety of American hostages of photograph of hostage Robert Polhill, released by Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine, considered; same group noted releasing other photos of Polhill and captive Mithileshwar Singh. Terrorists' threat to execute hostages if United States attacks Lebanon quoted on screen. Church of England's continued effort to determine whereabouts and status of negotiator Terry Waite noted. [Lena WAITE - comments on son's efforts.] Theory here regarding kidnappers' possible belief Waite had ties with United States government considered.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Departure of some Americans from Beirut under orders of President Reagan noted; details given, scenes shown. [EVACUEES - react to leaving Lebanon.]

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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