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
REPORTER: Bob Simon
(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
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