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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Announcement that Syrian forces that entered Beirut, Lebanon, to try to settle fighting between rival Moslem factions will pull back in a few days reported Report introduced.
(Damascus, Syria: Dean Reynolds) Impact of presence of Syrian troops on situation in Beirut featured; scenes shown. Takeover of area by Hizballah at expense of Syrian-backed Amal militia reviewed. Possibility that Syrian President Hafez al-Assad will attempt to regain some prestige by getting release of one or more hostages held in Beirut reported; hostage situation reviewed. [Lebanese MAN -(thru translator) says God bless Syrians.]
- Reynolds, Dean;
- Serafin, Barry
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