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US-Libyan Conflict: Lebanon Kidnappings #309244

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 18, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) American hostage in Lebanon Peter Kilburn reported identification as victim of Lebanese terrorists' reprisal for United States attack on Libya, along with 2 British hostages.

(DC: Bill McLaughlin) Sir Geoffrey Howe reported claiming evidence that Libya had held murdered hostages; Britain said sending its information to Reagan admin. [Tim KILBURN - blames President Reagan for "stupid, idiotic" reaction to Libya.] Probability hostage William Buckley was murdered last year recalled; remaining United States hostages thought alive and held by pro-Iranian group. [Negotiator Terry WAITE - thinks United States policy consolidates terrorists and places American and British citizens at risk.] No. Americans killed in Beirut embassy bombing recalled.

(Los Angeles, California: Terry Drinkwater) [Former hostage Reverend Benjamin WEIR - reacts to Kilburn's death; feels hostage crisis will worsen now.] [Eric JACOBSEN - wants United States to meet demands for hostages' release or assume partial responsibility for their deaths.] Jacobsen mentioned son of hostage David Jacobsen. [David COLLETT - fears father Alec Collett and others have all been or will be killed.] [Sister of hostage Father Lawrence Jenco, Mae MIHELICH - supports President's bombing of Libya.] [Peggy SAY - disagrees; begs that brother Terry Anderson and other hostages be considered.]

Drinkwater, Terry;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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