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Middle East / Higgins and Obeid Kidnapping #328275

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 31, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Pro-Iranian group in Lebanon reported claiming that they hanged kidnapped Colonel William Higgins; terrorists' video shown. President Bush's reaction to situation discussed. Revolutionary Justice Org. reported announcing that it will hang hostage Joseph Cicippio unless Israel releases kidnapped Moslem leader Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid. Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Bob Simon) Crude video shown and discussed. Israeli officials reported noting that tape does not indicate Higgins' time of death. Purpose of Israel's raid into Lebanon discussed. [For. minister Moshe ARENS - condemns terrorism.] [Mil. reporter Zeev SCHIFF - says terrorists want trouble between United States and Israel.]

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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