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Middle E. War / 2 Fronts #23603

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 08, 1973
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(Studio) Heavy fighting conts. on 2 fronts in Middle E. war. Egyptian, Israeli reports of fighting differ. Versions outlined from 2 fronts - Suez Canal and Golan Heights.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Tel Aviv, Israel) [Israeli chief of staff Limited General David ELAZAR - states Israeli forces push Syrian forces back over cease-fire line at Heights; some Egyptian troops remain on Israeli side of Suez Canal.] Israeli casualties not revealed.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Sinai desert) Major Israeli counteroffensive begins. Israeli, Egyptian goals outlined for war. Differences between this war and 1967 war reviewed.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Golan Heights) Both sides fight intensely for Golan Heights. Importance of Heights explained. Although Syrians seem to be retreating from Heights, Israeli troops may be following Syrians' path of retreat to Damascus, Syria's capital city.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

Cioffi, Lou;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reasoner, Harry;
Seamans, Bill

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