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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Lebanon #123591

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 11, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Jerry King) Encouraging message from Hizballah's spiritual leader Sheik Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah about negotiations for release of all hostages in Middle East reported; details given of his comments about Israel's kidnapping of Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid; scenes shown from march in Lebanon calling for release of Obeid and of continued fighting in Beirut between Syrian-backed Moslems and Iraqi-backed Christians.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Response of White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater to Fadlallah's remarks quoted.

Donaldson, Sam;
King, Jerry

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