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Mideast / Lebanon Invasion #285073

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 29, 1982
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(Studio) Possibility that Arab world's support of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) is eroding said inferred by Arab League's call for PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) withdrawal from Beirut, Lebanon, as well as end to Israel's invasion.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Latest cease-fire and possible indications that negotiated settlement is pending examined; films shown. [Lebanese negotiator Saeb SALAM - notes continual efforts.] Salam said claiming PLO had agreed in writing to leave Beirut. [PLO chairperson Yasir ARAFAT - denies recieving any official proposals.] Fighting prior to cease-fire described.
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey

(Studio) Israel said expected to launch final assault on PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) positions in Beirut if negotiated withdrawal fails.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Prospect of urban war examined; films shown. [Christian militia spokesperson Sharif ADAR, PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) spokesperson Bassem YONIS - note goals of urban assaults; equate situation to American experience in Vietnam.]
REPORTER: John Blackstone

Blackstone, John;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan

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