CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 28, 1981
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(Studio) Intensification of fighting in Lebanon with Israeli attack on Syrian gunships reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli policy on Lebanon heretofore recalled; message intended in Israel's attack on Syrian ships today examined. Prime Min. Menahem Begin quoted. [BEGIN - says Syrians are trying to conquer Lebanon and overcome Christians.] Apparent agreement between United States and Israeli perceptions of situation considered.
REPORTER: Bob Simon
(Beirut, Lebanon) Situation within Lebanon due to constant fighting examined; films shown. Syria's position with regard to Israeli-backed Christian militia and continuing battle between Israel and Palestinian guerrillas discussed.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak
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