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Lebanon Civil War / Tell Zaatar Falls #247392

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 12, 1976
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(Studio) Tell Zaatar, Palestinian refugee camp, falls to Christian forces in Lebanon.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Beirut, Lebanon) As Christian forces surrounded and captured Tell Zaatar civilians flee in fear as camp falls. Red Cross on the scene, but because evacuation agreement stalled, couldn't guarantee safety. Most who got out were women, children and old people; reported young men roughed up, shot on sight. Palestinians not expected to hold out much longer and fall of camp could force political solution to cntry's. problems in favor of right wing. Some Christians have set sights on bringing Palestinians under complete control or moving them out of cntry.; fall of Tell Zaatar could be start of real fight for control of country

(Studio) Arab League spokesperson says more than 12,000 left camp; no more than 100 killed in battle.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

Collingwood, Charles;
Lee, Mike

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