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Mideast / Beirut Bombing / Carter and Upcoming Summit #500152

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 13, 1978
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(Studio) Bombing of Palestinian sector of Beirut, Lebanon, noted. Photos shown.
REPORTER: Jess Marlow

(Beirut, Lebanon) Details about blast and its aftermath given. Is noted that some apts. in building were used as offices for Pro-Iraqi Palestinian Liberation Front, which has had confrontations with Yasir Arafat's PLO. Assassinations of 4 key PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leaders in past year by Palestinians believed to be Iraqi agents reported; PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) counterattacks in London, Paris and Beirut mentioned. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported believed to be responsible for bombing Beirut.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Studio) Update on death count in bombing given. Speculation about responsibility for it, in view of wkend. reconciliation mtgs. Arafat had been holding, examined. President Carter's statement about own political future and outcome of Camp David Mideast summit, given in interview with "US News and World Report", noted.
REPORTER: Jess Marlow

Mallory, Steve;
Marlow, Jess

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