CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 16, 1983
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(Studio) Syrian-backed PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) rebels reported seizing chairperson Yasir Arafat's final bastion in Tripoli, Lebanon.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Tripoli, Lebanon) Rebel capture of Palestinian refugee camp and implications for Arafat examined; films shown. [Rebel leader Ahmed JEBML - claims Palestinians rather than Libya, Syria or Iran are responsible for today's victory.] Presence of Syrian forces nearby shown. [RESIDENT - resents PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in-fighting's destruction of home.] Looting of Arafat's headquarters noted, shown. Status of today's fighting and significance for Arafat discussed.
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey
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