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Palestinian Terrorist Incident In Cyprus / Egyptian Raid / Results #256481

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 20, 1978
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(Studio) Break in relations between Egypt and Cyprus, in wake of Egypt's rescue attempt at Larnaca airport, noted. Recall of Egyptian diplomats from Nicosia and request that Cyprus call its diplomats from Cairo reported Cypriot army's resistance when Egyptian commandos tried to storm hijacked plane, held at Larnaca by Palestinian terrorists, mentioned, as well as terrorists' killing of Egyptian newspaper editor Yussef El-Sabai on Saturday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Larnaca, Cyprus) Photos shown. Report on charges against terrorists and Cypriot refusal to extradite them to Egypt for trial. Also reported are details with regard to controversy over Egyptian commandos' raid on hijacked plane. Audio tape of reporter's description of activity at airport during fighting played. Artist's conception of part of incident shown.

(Studio) Egypt's commando raid contrasted to those by Israel, at Entebbe, and W. Germany, at Mogadishu.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Report on preparations at Cairo airport for hero's welcome for commandos. Details of controversy over raid at Larnaca given.

(Studio) Statement of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) sources in Beirut about Palestinian terrorists group whose members committed assassination and hijacking reported; is said that group is renegade organization based in Iraq. Prime Min. Begin's statement with regard to Larnaca incident quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike;
Simon, Bob

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