ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 09, 1973
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(Studio) Middle E. war escalates as Israel bombs deep into Syria, Egypt, Lebanon. Israeli bombs fall on Damascus, Syria, causing extensive damage and casualties. Israel hits radar station in Lebanon and airfields in Egypt. Israel's version of ground offensive along Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula reviewed.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Casualties not revealed although Israelis seem less optimistic about war now.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans
(Sinai desert) Israeli troops cautious along Sinai. Reaction from troops taken with regard to Israel's alleged right to cross Suez Canal and drive back Egyptians.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
(Golan Heights) Neither Syria nor Israel uses all forces in battles. Israel takes defensive stance till Syria makes move.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi
(Studio) Major General Aharon Yariv reports Israel's forces abandon most of Bar-Lev line, defense system along Suez Canal. Syrian version of Middle E. war follows.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Syria) Syrian television film backs up Arab claims of further success in Middle E. war along Golan Heights. Syrian television exhibits more Israeli pilots allegedly captured by Syrian army. Arabs say Israeli counteroffensive unsuccessful.
REPORTER: Jerry King (narrates)
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