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Egypt / Government Crackdown #279751

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Sep 05, 1981
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(Studio) President Anwar Sadat's crackdown on sectarian strife reported.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Cairo, Egypt) Sadat's purge, include massive arrests of his opponents examined; clash between Moslem and Coptic Christian leaders said at heart of conflict. "Al-Ahram's" former editor, Mohammad Hassanein Heikal, noted among those arrested; his past relationship with Gamal Abdel Nasser and USSR mentioned. Possible reasons for crackdown discussed. Films shown. Sadat's speech quoted. [SADAT - comments on purge.]
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Jones, Phil;
Wagner, Richard

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