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Mideast / Lebanon Crisis / Kuwaiti Bombing Arrests #288018

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 18, 1983
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(Studio) Details given with regard to fighting in mts. near Beirut, Lebanon, between US and Syrian forces. Israeli gunboat activity near Tripoli, Lebanon, noted in connection with planned evacuation of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's fighting forces.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Tripoli, Lebanon) Report on evacuation of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) forces from Tripoli and results of their leaving. [Lebanese police Colonel Abel Karin GHANDOUM - says this is political problem.] Israeli harassment of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) sites, while Greek ships arriving to take Arafat's forces out of Lebanon, mentioned.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

(Studio) Ships to take PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) out of Lebanon reported late in arriving. Arrival in Egypt of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) forces evacuated from Lebanon earlier noted; film shown. Likely holiday mood of United States Marines in Lebanon cited.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Beirut, Lebanon) Report on conditions for United States Marines in Lebanon during week of Christmas. [MARINES - comment on night watch.] [Other MARINES - comment on Christmas in Lebanon.]
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(Studio) Arrest in Kuwait of several men accused in bombings of United States embassy and other sites there earlier in month reported Those involved said to incl. Iraqi and Lebanese members of Shiite Muslem group.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Blackstone, John;
Dean, Morton;
Pintak, Larry

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