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Terrorism / Islamic Jihad / Airport Attacks and Libya / Lebanon #541577

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 31, 1985
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(Studio) Report given on warning from Islamic Jihad terrorist organization with regard to contd. attacks if United States conts. supporting Israel and deals with Arab affairs. Libya's denial of involvement in recent attacks on Rome and Vienna airports noted as contrary to claims of surviving terrorist in Rome attack; claims stated. Israel Prime Min. Shimon Peres' comments re: Libyan leader Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi shown. [PERES - comments with regard to Libya.] Potential for Israel; reprisal against Libya mentioned, as well as Israeli newspaper report of Soviet military personnel movement into Libya. United States Defense Department interest in Kadhafi and Abu Nidal, believed involved in Rome and Vienna attacks, reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) President Reagan's request for military options against Arab terrorists reported prepared by Joint Chiefs of Staff. Plans for options against Kadhafi noted, details given. Scenes shown. Intelligence reports outlined, esp. with regard to location of Abu Nidal. Defense Department pictures shown. Details given with regard to training of Army's Delta Force and Navy's Seals. Pentagon concern with regard to ramifications of overt strike stated. United States plans for reaction against Libya, through intelligence aid to Israel and economy boycott, noted.
REPORTER: Jim Miklaszewski

(Studio) Attempted assassinations in Beirut, Lebanon, of President Amin Gemayel and of top Christian official recently involved in peace agreement talks reported Upcoming item outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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