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Middle E. War / Sinai Front / Syrian Front #23324

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 17, 1973
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(Studio) Israeli, Egyptian versions of large battle along Suez Canal outlined. Along Syrian front, Israelis seem to be stalled outside Damascus, Syria.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli government film shows battle along Suez. Press not allowed to enter Sinai desert for film. [Israeli spokesperson General Chaim HERZOG - explains Israeli operation on Egyptian side of canal.] Neither side has decisive military advantage.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Syria) Israeli ground forces in stalemate despite Syrian attempts to push Israelis back to Golan Heights.2 Israeli soldiers from United States discuss American's part in Mid. E. war as they see it. No obvious sign of upcoming advance by either side.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

Cioffi, Lou;
Farmer, Don;
Smith, Howard K.

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