NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 07, 1983
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(Studio) Fighting in Beirut, Lebanon, today between Lebanese army and Moslem factions, continued battle between PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) troops loyal to Yasir Arafat and Syrian-backed rebels reported; Syria noted placing its army on alert due to fears of United States or Israeli retaliatory strike.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Tripoli, Lebanon) Current status of Arafat's last stronghold against Syrian-backed rebels examined; films shown. Apparent hopelessness of Arafat's military and political position discussed.
REPORTER: Vic Aicken
(Studio) United States reconnaissance flights over Beirut and environs reported, shown; Syria's concern over possible United States retaliation for recent terrorist bombings in Beirut and Tyre mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Implications of increased United States military presence in Lebanon examined; films shown. Status of naval task force described, illustrated on map. Pentagon response to inquires of possible retaliation against Syria outlined.
REPORTER: Albert Pierce
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