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Lebanon / PLO Withdrawal #285589

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 26, 1982
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(Studio) United States Marines reported having direct contact with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leadership in Beirut, Lebanon, despite orders to the contrary; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Continue PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) evacuation from city examined; films shown. [Lieutenant Patrick RILEY - hasn't seen much of Beirut.] Captain Hank Donigan's liaison efforts noted. [DONIGAN - is glad to be here.] Arrival of Italian forces mentioned, shown. Dr. Fahti Arafat, Yasir Arafat's brother, said supervising evacuation of wounded; details given.

(Studio) No. killed and wounded in PLO's farewell fusillades noted. 1st overland evacuation of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported beginning tomorrow; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Bekaa Valley, Lebanon) Possible future conflict in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley examined; films shown. [PLO GUERRILLAS - note lack of homeland.]
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob;
Tunnell, Doug

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