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Lebanon / United States Aid / Private Armies #253432

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 03, 1977
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(Studio) State Department spokesperson confirms Congress has already been consulted with regard to US aid to Lebanon. 1 report says aid may be sought to rebuild Lebanese army. At present, private armies, like Tigers of Lebanon, have replaced shattered regular army.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Beirut, Lebanon) Report on private armies and their growth in Lebanon. Tigers are army of right wing party headed by Camille Chamoun. Many recruits fought war in Beirut and others continue to fight in outer corners of country against Palestinians. President Elias Sarkis wants to raise army to represent both right and left factions in Lebanon, but hasn't yet done so, and private armies get stronger.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Dean, Morton;
Tunnell, Doug

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