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Lebanon / Beirut Fighting, PLO In-Fighting #287916

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 13, 1983
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(Studio) Status of fighting in Beirut, Lebanon, today between Lebanese army and Moslem militia examined; United States warships mentioned shelling Syrian sites in retaliation for attempt to down United States reconnaissance planes. Films shown.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(Tripoli, Lebanon) Contd. fighting here between pro- and anti-Yasir Arafat PLO forces examined; films shown. Shelling of Arafat's coastal positions by Israeli gunboats mentioned, shown.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner Camera: Keith Kay Sound: David Griffin

(Studio) Extent of United States shelling of Shouf Mts. following Syrian assault on US fighters reported.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(DC) Details of United States shelling examined; films shown. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - explains using artillery rather than fighter planes.] Possibility of sending USS Kennedy to Indian Ocean mentioned. Pentagon's allegation that USSR is linked with Syrian attacks on United States planes outlined on screen, explained.
REPORTER: David Martin

Teichner, Martha;
Kurtis, Bill;
Martin, David

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