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US-Syria Relations / Terrorism and Retaliation #287906

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Indications that Pentagon is moving closer to adopting Israeli-like strategy of immediate retaliation against terrorists discussed; target list of potential bombing sites in Lebanon drawn up by Pentagon cited as ex. Today's terrorist bombings in Kuwait mentioned. Issue of Syria's role in terrorist attacks in Lebanon considered; apparent role of Syrian pres. Hafez al-Assad's brother Rifaat Assad, head of Syrian intelligence, in controlling Syrian-backed terrorism examined. Lebanese intelligence said identifying by name members of his organization involved in April bombing of United States embassy in Beirut as well as October attack on Marine headquarters. Sec. precautions at White House and State Department due to alleged Iranian terrorist threats discussed; amount of TNT stolen from New Hampshire explosives dealer last month mentioned.
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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