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Lebanon / Israeli Flight #517069

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 29, 1981
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(Studio) Israeli jets reported flying over Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, site of current missile crisis with Syria; details given. Israeli raid in west Lebanon mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Beirut, Lebanon) Israeli commando raid south of Beirut at Damour, examined; films shown. Israeli and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's versions of raid outlined. [PLO spokesperson Mahmoud LABABY - denies any Libyans in area.] Impact on local civilians noted; victim named in report
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Studio) Question of Libyan troops in Lebanon considered.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) President Reagan's White House meeting with Mideast envoy Philip Habib noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [REAGAN - praises Habib's efforts.] [HABIB - warns all concerned against aggravating situation.] His assessment of possible success noted. [HABIB - comments.] White House optimism cited.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's pessimistic assessment of Habib's mission quoted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Chancellor, John;
Mallory, Steve;
Mudd, Roger;
Woodruff, Judy

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