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Lebanon #286995

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 17, 1983
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(Studio) Death of Marine in Beirut, Lebanon, yesterday as sniper attacks continued reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Recovery of slain Marine Captain Michael Ohler's body today noted; films shown. [MARINES, Colonel Tim GERAGHTY - describe constant sniper attacks; recall Ohler; feel Palestinians and other factions are trying to destroy cease-fire.] Most sniper attacks thought originating from Shiite Moslem neighborhood; area said denying involvement of any Palestinians. [SHIITE - (thru translator) claims to fire frequently at Marines.] [SHIITE - implies revenge as justification for attacks.]
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) Ohler's personal and career background outlined. [Gail OHLER - is confused over issue of Marines' presence in Lebanon; notes difficulty in such decisions for nation `s leaders.] Beirut snipers said allegedly mbrs. of Iranian group, Party of God, funded and controlled by Iranian intelligence.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Kladstrup, Don;
Rather, Dan

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