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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 09, 1982
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(Studio) Current developments in Israeli invasion of south Lebanon, especially in Bekaa Valley confrontation with Syrian planes noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(S. Lebanon) Defense minister Ariel Sharon reported claiming destruction of Syrian missiles in Bekaa Valley; earlier diplomatic flap over issue of missiles recalled. Prime Min. Menahem Begin's earlier condition for Israel remaining out of region also recalled. Current status of assault from Israeli perspective examined in detail; atmosphere in Nabatiye noted.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

(Studio) Israel reported claiming occupation of Damur and Khalde.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Beirut, Lebanon) Situation as observed from here examined; films shown. [Palestinian leader George HABASH - thinks PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) is beating Israel.] Lebanon President Elias Sarkis' claim of civilian casualties mentioned.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Studio) Implications of Israeli decision to attack Syrian missile sites considered.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Issue of Syrian missiles in Lebanon explained. [Chaim HERZOG - doesn't think Syria can afford war; explains.] Prime Min. Menahem Begin's earlier claim not to attack Syrians 1st recalled; defense of current conflict by Sharon mentioned. Public response to conflict considered.
REPORTER: Paul Miller

(Studio) Israel's original motive behind south Lebanon invasion recalled stemming from shooting of Israeli diplomat in London. Possibility that shooting was done by anti-PLO group noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Commentary concerns Israel's actual motive for invasion. [Israeli amb. Yehuda BLUM - calls for permanent change in Lebanon.] Israel's political maneuverings in Lebanon discussed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Chancellor, John;
Kent, Arthur;
Mallory, Steve;
Miller, Paul;
Mudd, Roger

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