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Lebanon #292811

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Sep 17, 1983
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(Studio) Syrian radio reported warning United States of retaliatory artillery attacks should United States fire on Syrian positions in Lebanon; United States Navy noted shelling Druse rebel sites today following last night's attack near United States ambassador's residence in Beirut. Details given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Beirut, Lebanon) Battle between Lebanese army, backed by US, and Druse over Suk al-Gharb examined; films shown. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat noted arriving in Tripoli, Lebanon, today. [ARAFAT - is here due to United States and Israeli threat to Palestinians.] His encouragement of paramilitary training for children as preparation for retaking Jerusalem noted; Arafat noted attributing Israeli Prime Min. Menahem Begin's recent resignation to Palestinian pressure. Suk al-Gharb's strategic importance in war explained.

(Studio) Beirut radio reported claiming USSR officers supervised battles there earlier in month; details given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Schieffer, Bob;
Simon, Bob

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