CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 11, 1983
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(Studio) Lebanese President Amin Gemayel reported meeting in Damascus Monday with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad; stance of each on Lebanon's ongoing problems outlined. Syrian foreign minister Abdel Halim Khaddam mentioned meeting in Moscow with USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko today; details given, films shown. Moscow's perception of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Tripoli, Lebanon) Lull in fighting here between PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) troops loyal to Arafat and Syrian-backed rebels examined; films shown. Efforts of city leaders to get battle out of city noted; assessment of situation by mayor outlined. Impact on Arafat forces of backing by Islamic Union troops explained.
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey
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