NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 16, 1983
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(Studio) Israel reported destroying 2 terrorist bases in Lebanon in retaliation for recent bombing attacks on Israeli base; terrorists targeted today said alleged Iranian-backed and possibly responsible for bombings of United States and French forces in Beirut.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Details of Israeli raid examined; photos shown. Official justification for attack and unofficial rationale discussed; recent US-Israeli communication regarding terrorist camps in Bekaa Valley outlined. Air raid's specifics illustrated on map; Shiite Moslem terrorists noted followers of Ayatollah Khomeini. [Knesset member Eliahu Ben-ELISSAR - denies Israel acted on behalf of US.] United States Mideast envoy Don. Rumsfeld noted discussing bombing run with Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir.
REPORTER: Martin Fletcher
(Studio) Reagan administration noted denying prior knowledge of Israeli raid; Iran's UN representative mentioned discounting allegations of his nation's involvement in Beirut's bombings.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
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