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Libya-Chad Conflict #532269

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 13, 1983
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(Studio) Reports that Libyan-backed rebels have captured Koro Toro in Chad and advancing towards Oum Chalouba discussed; Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi recalled denying any involvement in Chadian civil war. Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' assessment of number Libyan troops and amount of equipment in Chad outlined.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(N'Djamena, Chad) Extent of French military presence here discussed; films shown. President Hissene Habre's request for increased United States and French military aid and indications of his army's need for such help noted. [Mil. surgeon Dr. Reny JANKOVIKI - describes conditions at the front.] Govt.'s display of captured Libyans mentioned, shown.
REPORTER: Henry Champ

(Studio) French foreign minister Claude Cheysson's comments on increasing French support to Chad quoted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Champ, Henry;
Savitch, Jessica

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