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Lebanon / Invasion / Fighting / Israel / Syria #39963

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 20, 1976
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(Studio) Interior minister, Camille Chamoun, says that 15,000 Syrians invaded Lebanon. Lebanese, Israelis and reporters deny reports 1000 Palestinian guerrillas from Syria invaded and turned battle in favor of Palestinians.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Beirut, Lebanon) Phalangists still in Moslem slum of Quarantina. Residents surrender. Phalangists have taken 3 leftist strongholds in past week Leftists want to cut off supply route to Phalangists' Holiday Inn.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett

(Israel) Defense minister, Shimon Peres, visits Israel-Lebanon border. Repeats warning to Syria not to intervene in Lebanon. [PERES - explains what Syrian invasion will mean. Needs more information with regard to reported Syrian invasion.] Quiet along border, but farmers in Lebanon not out in fields. No sign of Israeli troop build-up. January 13, 1976, film shows 4 terrorists who were killed after crossing over from Lebanon. Israel crossing border could start next war in Mideast.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, en route to USSR , warns foreign ntns. not to intervene in Lebanon.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Damascus, Syria) Before 1918, Israel was Palestine in province of Syria; Lebanon and Jordan incld. in province. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) headquarters here. Syria supports Palestinians. Fedayeen training camp shown. Syria and Palestinians satisfied with United States position. American undersecretary state said issue is how Palestinian interests should be repd. in final settlement.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Bennett, Jim;
Jennings, Peter;
Seamans, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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