NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 16, 1983
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(Studio) Lebanon situation explained. Thirty percent said controlled by Israel; sixty percent by Syria; remaining ten percent by Lebanese government.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Awali River Bridge, Lebanon) Awali River said to have become dividing point of Lebanon, where Israelis reported to have reduced traffic flow across r. Elaborate security checks explained. Scenes shown. Attacks against Israeli soldiers in south said happening daily. Complications of crossing river noted fueling discontent. Intentions of Israel re: captured territory said in question. South bank of Awali said now feared becoming another West Bank of Jordan.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann
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