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Lebanon / Fighting / Habash / United States Role #246914

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 14, 1976
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(Studio) Syrian forces pull back from leftist-held port city of Sidon. They continue fight for leftist-held city of Baalbek. Palestinians say 1000 more Syrians crossed into Lebanon. Secretary general of Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine, George Habash, says United States is backing Christians and Syrians indirectly in Lebanon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) [HABASH - says United States learned lesson from Vietnam and won't interfere directly in Lebanon. He notes US's major role in Lebanon's civil war. PFLP won't be responsible for future hijackings but has right to make acts of violence against Israel, Zionists and imperialist interests.]
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Cronkite, Walter;
Tunnell, Doug

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