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Lebanon / Syria-PLO Conflict #287726

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 03, 1983
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(Studio) Implications of incrd. fighting in north Lebanon between PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) rebels supported by Syria and those loyal to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat for United States and Israel in Mideast considered.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Arafat said blaming Syria, Libyans and dissident Palestinians led by Company Saed Musa for intensification of battle for Tripoli; possible PLO death toll so far mentioned. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson reported calling for emergency intervention of other Arab leaders to prevent massacre in Palestinian refugee camp in region; his appeal to President Hafez al-Assad quoted. [Tuesday, ARAFAT - cites bitterness of fighting brothers.] State Department's assessment of fighting noted; Israel mentioned fearing its 6 POWs taken by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) are being held in region. Defense minister Moshe Arens' warning to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) for prisoners' safety cited.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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