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Lebanon / Tripoli Violence #293697

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 08, 1984
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(Studio) Hopes for Tripoli, Lebanon, returning to normal following recent departure of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat and his followers recalled.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Tripoli, Lebanon) Contd. violence here despite Arafat's absence said attributed to long-running impact of factional fighting and local warlords; films shown. [MAN - hopes government comes to city.] Impact of street gangs on residents' daily life discussed; gang calling itself the Red Knights cited as ex. [MAN - notes his presence at work depends on gang fights in street.] Issue of religion and pols. as well considered. [MAN - (thru translator) accuses Syria of trying to destroy Lebanon, government] Claims by many that Syria seeks control of Tripoli's port discussed. [SYRIAN - denies fighting exists in Tripoli.]
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

Dean, Morton;
Pintak, Larry

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