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Mideast / United Nations Peacekeepers #257007

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 22, 1978
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(Studio) Fragile peace said prevailing in Lebanon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Lebanon) Film, cleared by Israeli censors, shown. First group of UN peacekeeping forces departure from Golan Heights and arrival in Lebanon shown. 4000 said expected. Lebanese Christian military leader Major Saad Hadad said opposed to any troop movement into Lebanon; wants Israelis to stay, distrusts UN. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) refusal to recognize cease-fire noted. Whether Hadad would fire on United Nations forces said questionable. [HADAD - disclaims intention to fire on them.] 65 troops, mostly Iranian and 1 American said in Lebanon. Litani River as line of demarkation noted. Repatriation of refugees said concern of Israeli and Lebanese army forces. Film shown. Mordechai Gur quoted with regard to Israel withdrawal. Mvt. of Israel long-range artillery to front noted.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Studio) American with United Nations troops identification as Army captain from Augusta, Georgia, stationed in Jerusalem with United Nations truce organization as observer.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Bowen, Jerry;
Cronkite, Walter

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