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Lebanon / US-Syria Relations #527410

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 12, 1983
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(Studio) Syria reported claiming United States fighter planes are buzzing its positions in Lebanon; United States reaction noted.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(DC) Size of United States war fleet off coast of Lebanon mentioned; apparent collision of Navy F-14s during evasive action after encountering Syrian anti-aircraft fire reported No. of United States pilots missing cited. Planes said from USS Kennedy; Pentagon reported denying collision allegations. Possibility of United States retaliation against Baalbek, Lebanon, for last month's bombing of Marine compound in Beirut considered; number of Iranian revolutionary guards and Shiite Moslems, blamed for attack, in Baalbek discussed. [Mil. specialist Edward LUTTWAK - feels commando raid is most feasible; explains.]
REPORTER: Fred Francis

Reporter(s):
Chung, Connie;
Francis, Fred
Duration:
00:02:50

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