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Israel-Lebanon Conflict #266406

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 24, 1979
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(Studio) Details given of dogfight over Beirut between Israeli and Syrian jets today; aerial duel said 2nd between Israel and Syria in 3 mos., representing major escalation in Mideast turmoil. State Department response outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Beirut, Lebanon) Details of battle given; Israeli air force officials quoted; conflicting version from Damascus cited. Films shown. [Zuhair JAHARI - describes scene.] Right-wing Phalangist radio report with regard to pilots of downed Syrian planes detailed
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli officers noted emphasizing that planes used were American-made with American-made missiles during Israeli news conf.; Defense Department films shown. Apparent rationale for stance outlined; Israeli chief of staff quoted. [Israeli air force cmndr. Major General David IVRY - comments.] Juxtaposition of today's dogfight, as well as that in June, with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad's upcoming visit to Moscow considered.

(Studio) Vance, in United Nations speech, noted also referring to solution of Mideast situation with settlement of Palestinian issue. [VANCE - addresses UN General Assembly.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Daniels, Randy;
Simon, Bob

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