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Lebanon / Civil War / Syria #328557

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 16, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) United Nations security council recalled urging end of bloodshed in Beirut, Lebanon, between Christian and Moslem factions. Report introduced.

(London, England: Martha Teichner) Syrian officials reported meeting with President Hafez al-Assad in Damascus, Syria; details given, scenes shown from Beirut. Lebanese general Michel Aoun quoted. [Johns Hopkins Univ. professor Fouad AJAMI - comments on war.]

(Damascus, Syria: Allen Pizzey) Background information given with regard to battle between Syrians and Lebanese. [Royal Institution of International Affairs spokesperson Philip ROBINS - explains Syria's actions.] Syria's shelling of E. Beirut reported condemned by many in Arab world. [US ambassador John McCARTHY - comments.] Syria's role in winning release of American hostages discussed. Syria noted rec. arms from USSR . Syria's economy situation discussed.

Pizzey, Allen;
Schieffer, Bob;
Teichner, Martha

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