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Lebanon / PLO Withdrawal #285566

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 25, 1982
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(Studio) United States Marines reported landing in Beirut, Lebanon, as part of multintl. peace-keeping force overseeing PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) withdrawal.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Marines' arrival featured; films shown. Philip Habib noted on hand for reception. [Corporal James KNICELEY - notes Marines' role.] French foreign legion said giving Marines tour of area. [sergeant Marion PRINGLE - comments.] Official and unofficial purpose of United States forces explained. [MARINE - is apathetic about mission.] Deployment of United States, French and Italian troops outlined; continuing evacuation of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) fighters and chairperson Yasir Arafat's tour of city center noted, shown

(Studio) Habib reported meeting with Israeli defense minister Ariel Sharon in Tel Aviv, Israel, regarding Syrian role in evacuation of heavy Syrian military vehicles. [SHARON - is pleased with "expulsion."] [HABIB - cites "withdrawal."] Israeli objectives of Lebanon invasion, expulsion of PLO and election of rightwing Lebanese Christian as President reported now achieved. Prime Min. Menahem Begin quoted with regard to imminent Israel-Lebanon peace treaty. Pres . -elect Bashir Gemayel mentioned making same comment; Syria's warning about such treaty noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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