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El Salvador / Fighting / Hotel #324745

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 21, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Rebels reported cornering American military personnel in Sheraton Hotel in San Salvador, El Salvador. Report introduced.

(San Salvador, El Salvador: Juan Vasquez) Hotel siege discussed; scenes shown. [Univision cameraman Epigmenio IBARRA - describes scene.] [Voice of American SOLDIER - says he is trapped in hotel.] Hotel noted in wealthy San Salvador neighborhood. [Rebel SPOKESPERSON - (thru translators) discusses rebel offensive; comments on government forces.]

(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: David Martin) Rebels reported claiming that they have captured four American Green Berets. Captured soldiers and possibility of rescue mission discussed.

Rather, Dan;
Vasquez, Juan

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