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Cyprus / Egyptian Commando Raid / PLO Participation #256541

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 23, 1978
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(Studio) Report on surfacing evidence that PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) mbrs., using USSR equipment, fought beside Cypriot forces against Egyptian commandos during Larnaca airport raid.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Larnaca, Cyprus) Details of evidence from eyewitnesses to Larnaca airport battle and from West diplomat who questioned Cypriot official about same Palestinians he saw in airport given. Film of battle shown; PLO leader Yasir Arafat and Cypriot President Kyprianou mentioned. Cypriot claims that Egyptians had no right to send commandos cited. Presence of PLO delegation from Beirut in Larnaca on Saturday also mentioned.

(Studio) Rptd. content of President Carter's letter to President Sadat concerning raid noted; White House refusal to comment also cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob

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