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Mideast Developments / Lebanon / Israeli Withdrawal / Christians' Fighting #258272

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 13, 1978
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(Studio) Israeli withdrawal from south Lebanon noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(S. Lebanon) Details given of ceremony in Mis el Jabal, Lebanon, as Israeli north troop commander turns over positions to Christian Lebanese forces, led by Major Saad Haddad; Lebanese commander's comments with regard to Israeli removal of Palestinian terrorists from area noted. United Nations forces' failure to get invitation to ceremony mentioned. Israeli view that United Nations not proving effective in keeping Palestinian guerrillas out of south Lebanon. Compromise among Israelis, Christians and United Nations forces, latter led by General Emmanuel Erskine, with regard to control of territory, outlined. Remaining questions about situation in south Lebanon listed.

(Studio) Report on fighting between rival factions of Lebanese Christians in north Lebanon and uneasy truce being kept presently by Syrian forces. Phalangists' attack on so-called Giant's Brigade, headed by former president Suleiman Franjieh, stated; death in attack of Franjieh's son and family mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob

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