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Lebanon / Higgins Kidnapping #113902

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 17, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Kidnapping of United States Marine Lieutenant Colonel William Higgins near Tyre, Lebanon, reported; details given, scenes shown. [UN spokesperson Timor GOKSEL - explains kidnapping.] [President REAGAN - says we're investigating incident.] Info. that Higgins was abducted by Hizballah faction reported Decision by wife and daughter not to comment about incident reported Murdered CIA man William Buckley mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) State Department ban on American travel to Lebanon recalled. [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - says all Americans in Lebanon are targets for kidnappers.] Reasons for some Americans remaining in Lebanon reported Role of US members of United Nations peacekeeping force detailed. [Norwegian journalist Karsten TVEIT - says Higgins was aware of danger of being kidnapped.] [Senator Malcolm WALLOP - explains American vulnerability in Lebanon.]

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Zelnick, Bob

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