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Mideast / Lebanon / Israel #497963

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 20, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. fighting in Lebanon reported Israeli offensive to Litani River mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Outside Tyre, Lebanon) Israeli assault on Tyre described. Fair amount of mil. activity noted today.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(Studio) Slow occupation of south Lebanon by United Nations peacekeeping force considered.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Formal cease-fire and end to terrorists in south Lebanon reported as 2 conditions for peace, according to Israeli defense minister Ezer Weizman. [WEIZMAN - discusses United Nations peacekeeping force and its possible success.] Symbolic United Nations peace force move expected tomorrow into Lebanon. UN peace troop commander Ensio Siilvasvuo's plan for troop movement into south Lebanon outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff

(Studio) Israeli, Lebanese, Palestinian casualties given. Refugees numbered at 300,000.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Beirut, Lebanon) Palestinian and Lebanese refugees seen in tent cities in Sidon. Thousands more on move, rptdly. Hopes for return of refugees to s. Lebanon. stated.

Chancellor, John;
Lord, Bill;
Reynolds, Jack;
Sternoff, Bill

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