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Libya / Hit Squads #294391

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Nov 18, 1984
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(Studio) Libyan dictator Muammar el-Kadhafi's criticism of President Reagan during Malta visit today quoted; his silence on Egypt's recent foiling of Libyan plot to assassinate former prime minister noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Cairo, Egypt) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's allegations that Kadhafi is backing international terrorism examined; his success in halting Libyan hit squad's attempted assassination of Abdul Hamid Bakkoush noted. [MUBARAK - considers Kadhafi an international terrorist, financing plots to kill Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher, President Francois Mitterrand, Chancellor Helmut Kohl, King Fahd, prince of Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and responsible for the assassination of Indira Gandhi.] Egyptian arrests of Britons and Maltese hit squad mbrs. noted culmination of Egyptian sting operation against Kadhafi; details given.

Dean, Morton;
McNitt, Ben

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