CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 15, 1985
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(Studio) CNN reporter Jeremy Levin reported reunited with family in West Germany after escape or release by Islamic kidnappers in Lebanon; films shown. Possible implications of his freedom for Islamic Jihad's release of other kidnapped Americans said underscored by Kuwaiti newspaper report
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Damascus, Syria) Possibility that Levin's abductors allowed him to escape examined. [LEVIN - praises freedom.] Levin noted turned over to US ambassador in Damascus William Eagleton. [LEVIN - praises Syrians.] Iranian revolutionary guards, Islamic extremist groups and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) noted all operating in Syrian-held portion of Lebanon in which Levin was held. [LEVIN - describes escape, possibility other kidnapped Americans were held in same building] United States diplomacy William Buckley, appearing recently in videotape released by kidnappers, noted held the longest; others mentioned include Peter Kilburn, Father Lawrence Jenco and Reverend Benjamin Weir.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak
(Studio) Reagan administration's praise of Syria in connection with Levin's freedom described, explained.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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