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Lebanon / Kidnappings #300710

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 04, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced (NYC) Inability to confirm Islamic Jihad's claim that captive United States diplomacy William Buckley has been executed in retaliation for Israel's recent bombing raid on Yasir Arafat's PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) camp in Tunisia discussed; scenes, photos shown. Terrorists' message quoted on screen. [President REAGAN - will withhold comment until Buckley's fate has been confirmed.] Buckley's kidnapping and subsequent events reviewed. [In videotape released last January by terrorists, BUCKLEY - asks government to work for their release; remarks transcribed on screen.] Recently released hostage Benjamin Weir recalled never having seen Buckley during his confinement. Israel recalled justifying raid as revenge for recent Palestinian terrorist murders of Israeli tourists in Cyprus. [Hostage Father Lawrence Jenc sister Sue FRANCESCHINI - hopes reports of Buckley's death are untrue.] Evacuation to Syria of Soviet dipls.' dependents in Beirut, Lebanon, following this week's murder of kidnapped Russian and threats to kill others noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather, Bill McLaughlin

(Studio) [Mikhail GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments on death of Soviet diplomacy and threat to kill others in Lebanon.] Upcoming item.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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