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Lebanon / Syria / Israel #246773

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 07, 1976
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(Studio) Syrian armored unit begins drive towards Beirut. Syrians opposed at Sofar by leftists and Palestinian guerrillas. Syrian war planes participate. Planes under Syrian command attack leftist positions in Beirut and at refugee camps south of city. Syrian armored unit headed for Sidon. Agreement reached on cease-fire.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Bekaa Valley, Lebanon) Syrian drive shown. Move is gamble for President Hafez al-Assad. Drive will end fighting or start more.

(Israel) Israel watches situation closely. Possible Syrian motives outlined. [Israel defense minister Shimon PERES - says Syrian intervention creates worries. They may not be as innocent as they appear.] Israel could intervene if Syrians remain in Lebanon after operation over.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Fenton, Tom;
Lee, Mike;
Rather, Dan

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