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Beirut / United States Embassy Bombing #529850

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 19, 1983
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(Studio) Continue recovery of bodies from bombed United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, noted incl. CIA agent; United States envoy Philip Habib thought actual target of bomb.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Beirut, Lebanon) Bombing aftermath here examined; films shown. [Ambassador Robert DILLON - doesn't expect further survivors to be found.] Islamic Jihad said still believed responsible for attack; details given. Org. noted following teachings of Ayatollah Khomeini and claiming responsibility for earlier attacks on multinational peacekeeping forces here. [Colonel James MEAD - notes psychological effect of terrorist attacks on Americans] Dillon's commitment to continuing peace process mentioned.
REPORTER: Vic Aicken

(Studio) Troop withdrawal talks between US, Israel and Lebanon reported continuing today with Morris Draper; details given, films shown. Habib said due to meet with Israeli officials in Jerusalem to discuss withdrawal issue.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Corporal Robert McMaugh said among those killed.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) State Department disclosure that CIA analyst Robert Clayton Ames was among embassy victims examined; his background outlined. Frank J. Johnston, Albert H. Votaw, William R. McIntyre, Thomas R. Blacka said also killed; photos shown. State Department said discontinuing reports that Habib was target; details given. [Undersecretary State Lawrence EAGLEBURGER - explains opposition to withdrawing Marines from Beirut.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) House For. Affairs Committee said adopting amendment requiring President Reagan to obtain congress approval before sending additional forces to Lebanon in future; Senate Foreign Relations Committee said considering similar measure.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Aicken, Vic;
Brokaw, Tom;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger

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