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Chad / Libya #292680

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 09, 1983
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(Studio) France reported sending troops into Chad as aid in effort involving Libya. Role of troops noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Reagan administration said relieved at French action. Intended role of US AWACs in area set forth. White House statement with regard to Muammar el-Kadhafi on screen. Libya as military threat beyond borders of Chad noted in statement. Threat to Faya-Largeau noted. Heavy bombing said shortly expected. US planes for transporting troops from Zaire into Chad said scheduled.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(N'Djamena, Chad) Chad scenes shown. Details of conflict given. Captured Libyan pilot in area shown, as evidence Libya is involved, though Libya says denying such. Terrible conditions in Chad described, shown. Importance of ntns. neighboring Chad said to make it strategic. Significance of Upper Volta to area Kadhafi wants to control, include Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan, and Egypt, noted. File film of rebels shown. Hissene Habre shown. Rebel prisoners shown.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) Pentagon said sending another detachment of troops to Chad as trainers in use of United States weapons. Fewer than 6 expected to be sent. 3 already there.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Kladstrup, Don;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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