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Syria / Lebanon Hostages, Terrorism #309959

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 25, 1986
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Syria reported denying imminent release of some French and American hostages held in Lebanon.

(Damascus, Syria: Doug Tunnell) Syrian foreign minister Farouk al-Sharaa's response to international claims of Syrian involvement in west terrorist attacks examined; scenes shown. [Courtesy "Face the Nation", SHARAA - lists specific incidents in which Syria denies involvement; accuses United States and Israel of conspiracy against Syria.] Dipls.' belief here that Syria is more aggressively pursuing release of French hostages in Lebanon than of Americans explained, discussed. [SHARAA - describes efforts to free French hostages.] President Hafez al-Assad's recent criticism of United States and its attack on Libya recalled.

Spencer, Susan;
Tunnell, Doug

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