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Kuwait / Terrorism #287898

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 1983
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(Studio) Terrorist bombings of United States embassy and other locations throughout Kuwait reported; indications noted linking those responsible for today's suicide bombings with recent terrorist activity in Beirut noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Kuwait) Details of terrorist bombing here today examined; films shown. [US embassy spokesperson David GOOD - considers it miracle that more weren't killed or injured.] French embassy, oil refinery, Kuwaiti power station, airport and United States housing complex noted also bombed.
REPORTER: Sandra Fuestal

(DC) Islamic Holy War reported claiming responsibility for Kuwait attack; same organization recalled claiming responsibility for terrorist bombings of US embassy and Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon. Films shown. Many group members, apparently concentrated in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley since Israeli invasion, said to be Shiite Moslems militantly loyal to Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini. Possibility that today's attack on Kuwaitisites is linked to Iran-Iraq war rather than events in Lebanon considered; factors contributing to that theory listed. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - comments on attack's impact on United States foreign policy.] Difficulty in providing adequate sec. for Americans in Mideast illustrated by Shiite Moslem fanatic's attack on tank with knife in efforts to reach heaven early.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Arrest of suspects in Kuwait announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Fuestal, Sandra;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:04:00

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