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Lebanon / Terrorism #287207

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 29, 1983
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(Studio) United States officials recalled believing Pro-Iranian militant Hussein Mussawi is behind terrorist attacks on United States Marines in Beirut, Lebanon; details given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Possibility that Mussawi's organization is aided by Syrian intelligence unit directed by Lieutenant Colonel Ghazi Kanon, who in turn reports to head of Syrian intelligence Rifaat al-Assad, President Hafez al-Assad's brother. Details contributing to hypothesis discussed; Musawi's organization noted also engaged in fighting against troops of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Studio) Admin. `s reluctance to make public claims with regard to accusations of pro- Iranian factions discussed. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger reported ordering formal investigation into breach of security by bomber.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer Bill McLaughlin

Reporter(s):
McLaughlin, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:02:20

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