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Lebanon / Syria / Arab Meeting / USSR / Movements #44302

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 09, 1976
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(Studio) Syrian forces make 3-pronged attack on Palestinian and leftist forces in Beirut area. They failed to get to Beirut.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Beirut, Lebanon) Palestinians and leftists continue to fight against Syrian drive to capital. Syria President Hafez al-Assad risks his prestige and standing in Arab world. Neither side will give up easily.
REPORTER: Jerry King

(Cairo, Egypt) Arab League leaders meet with regard to Lebanese war. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat tries to get support for leftists in Lebanon. Arab ministers' team flies to Damascus to get Syrian acceptance of resolution calling for cease-fire. Group plans collective peace-making force in Lebanon to be made up of members from 6 Arab ntns. Force of several 1000 would replace Syrian troops. Troops would be drawn from Algeria, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and PLO.
REPORTER: Bill Milldyke

(Studio) USSR calls on all ptys. in Lebanon to cease fire. Forces from Libya and Algeria move to join Syrian forces. Iraq sends troops to take up positions on Syrian border, to draw Syrians back.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

King, Jerry;
Milldyke, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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