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Palestinian Terrorist Incident / Egypt-Cyprus Relations / Sadat #52735

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 22, 1978
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(Studio) President Sadat's announcement that it was he who ordered Egyptian commando raid at Larnaca, Cyprus, airport and his denunciation of Cypriot President Kyprianou, in speech after funeral for 15 slain commandos, reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Cairo, Egypt) Details of funeral for commandos killed in battle at Larnaca airport, triggered by Palestinian terrorists' assassination of newspaper editor Yussef El-Sebai, given. President Sadat's appearance at funeral noted and public's anti-Palestinian and anti-Cypriot feeling described. Sadat's decoration of surviving commandos noted; details of his speech,incl. refusal to recognize Kyprianou as Cyprus president till Palestinian guerrillas returned to Egypt, given. Egyptian president's return to Suez Canal rest house and continuing concerns with regard to domestic and Mideast peace problems noted.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays

Kays, Doreen;
Reasoner, Harry

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