CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 19, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United Nations ambassador Vernon Walters reported journeying to Syria re: possible release of United States hostages held in Lebanon. Street fighting noted continuing between pro-Iranian Hizballah and Amal militias. Report introduced.
(London, England: Bill McLaughlin) Scenes shown of Beirut, Lebanon, st. fighting; details given. [Johns Hopkins Univ. spokesperson Fouad AJAMI - comments on power struggle.] Syria reported negotiating compromise with Iran. Iran noted warning Syria not to attempt hostage rescue. [AJAMI - says hostage business is lucrative.] [President REAGAN - comments on hostages.] Syria's patience with Iran noted waning.
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