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(Studio) Apparent end to siege of Beirut, Lebanon, by Israel as evacuation of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) draws near reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Jerusalem, Israel) United States envoy Philip Habib's explanation to Prime. Min. Menahem Begin of PLO's decision to withdraw and Begin's response quoted on screen. [Defense minister Ariel SHARON - considers evacuation an expulsion rather than a withdrawal.] Basis of Israel's continuing concern explained; Israel noted demanding return of captured Israeli soldiers as well as remains of others before evacuation begins. Current location of United States Sixth Fleet noted.
REPORTER: Bob Faw
- Faw, Bob;
- Rather, Dan
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