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Lebanon / Civil War / Hostage Crisis #123654

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 15, 1989
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) United Nations Secretary General reported calling for emergency meeting of UN Security Council to deal with war in Lebanon. Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Jerry King) Mtg. of various Lebanese Moslem factions that are backed by Syria or Iran featured; scenes shown from Damascus, Syria, of arrival of Druse chieftain Walid Jumblatt, Ahmed Jabril, pro-Iranian leader Hussein Musawi, Shiite Amal leader Nabih Berri, Syrian foreign minister Farouk al-Sharaa and Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati. [MAN - says topic of hostage crisis was not approached.] Life in war-torn Beirut, Lebanon, described and shown.

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Appeal to Syria from Pope John Paul II to end genocide in Lebanon reported; announcement from France that it has sent frigate to area noted.

King, Jerry;
Koppel, Ted

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