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US-Libyan Conflict #309216

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 16, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Questions remaining unanswered about United States bombing raid on Libya listed on screen, discussed.

(Tripoli, Libya: Allen Pizzey) (Audio report) Contd. anti-aircraft firing here described.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Indications that Muammar el-Kadhafi survived explained.

(Tripoli, Libya: Allen Pizzey) Extent of damage here, include destruction of Kadhafi family home, examined; scenes shown. Kadhafi's televised appearance described, his remarks outlined on screen.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Possibility of coup in Libya considered. Size of US raid described.

(DC: David Martin) Possibility downed United States plane was responsible for unanticipated damage to civilian areas explained, discussed. [Admiral William CROWE - notes indication that plane was hit by ground fire.] Libyan TV's portrayal of raid shown. [Sir Eldon GRIFFIThigh school - comments on raid.] Evacuation of most Coast Guard personnel from Lampedusa, Italy, following Libya's missile attack mentioned. Status of USSR naval presence in region cited.

(Studio: Dan Rather) [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - discusses possible cause of civilian casualties in Tripoli, lack of confirmation regarding death of Kadhafi child, rumor that Italy denied refueling rights for US planes.]

Reporter(s):
Martin, David;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:08:00

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