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Lebanon / Beirut Fighting / Hussein #533718

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 30, 1984
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(Studio) Marine casualties in Beirut, Lebanon, from attacks by Syrian- backed Druse militia reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Beirut, Lebanon) Details of today's fighting, include Marine retaliation, examined; films shown. Lebanese army's ongoing battle with Shiite Moslems discussed; Shiite leader said ordering attack on United States troops after Marines wounded school children. Prevalence of American weapons and uniforms among Shiite fighters, many of whom deserted from Lebanese army, mentioned.
REPORTER: Vic Aicken

(Studio) Jordan's King Hussein's opposition to withdrawing Marines from Beirut outlined. [HUSSEIN - discusses issue of withdrawal of US, Syrian and Israeli forces from Lebanon; upcoming meeting with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat; hopes for balanced Jordanian-Palestinian rel.; US-backed Jordanian rapid deployment force and implications for attack on Israel.] Contd. Israeli opposition to US backing of Jordanian strike force outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Aicken, Vic;
Brokaw, Tom

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