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Libya-Chad Conflict #292205

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 15, 1983
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(Studio) France reported increasing its military presence in Chad.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(N'Djamena, Chad) Implications for Libya's Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi of France's increased military involvement on behalf of Chadian government discussed; president Francois Mitterrand's African adviser Guy Penne noted present in capital to assure President Hissene Habre of France's military support.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(DC) United States intelligence assessment of continuing build-up of French and Libyan troops in and around Chad examined. [State Department spokesperson Alan ROMBERG - describes extent of Libyan military presence.] Indications of USSR involvement considered; France's counter to Libyan build-up described, illustrated on map. United States concern over possibility of internal collapse of Habre government noted.
REPORTER: David Martin

(Studio) Estimated number Libyan troops in Chad mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Kladstrup, Don;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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