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Cease-Fire Lines / Middle East #226027

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 30, 1973
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(Studio) Disputes over cease-fire lines in Mid. E. increase
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) United Nations troops must designate 1st cease-fire line of October 22. [UN liaison officer Colonel Ake BENDRIK - states United Nations troops not in field on October 22.] On north sector of Suez Canal held by Egyptians, Egypt refuses to withdraw troops from area even if Israeli troops retreat from land.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(W. bank of Suez) On west bank of Suez Canal, Israelis construct new cease-fire line not far from Cairo, Egypt. Supplies to Egyptian trapped 3rd army continue to pass through Israeli-held land. Israel agrees to evacuate Egyptian wounded troops in return for wounded Israelis and list of israeli POWs held inside Egypt. In Suez City, United Nations observers separate armed Israeli and Egyptian soldiers by few feet. Reaction of Israel and Egypt reviewed.

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John;
Simon, Bob

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