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Lebanon / Beirut Syrian Occupation #314530

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 27, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Bert Quint) Goal in Lebanon of pro-Iranian Sheik Fadlallah, accused of planning Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacking and order kidnappings of Americans there, noted; scenes shown. [FADLALLAH - (thru translator) wants Islam to rule world; justifies all operations against imperialism and Zionism.] Syria's effort to halt Moslem warfare in Lebanon explained. [Syrian political analyst Ghassan RIFAI - notes Syria's opposition to Islamic republic in Lebanon.] Differences between Syria's Sunni Moslem culture and that of Shiites explained. Implications for Iran of Syrian opposition to its fundamentalist revolution considered. [Syrian merchant Ahmad HABBAL - notes his country's opposition to terrorism.]

Quint, Bert;
Rather, Dan

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