ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 1969
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(Studio) Lebanese army begins drive against Syrian-backed Arab guerrillas. Commandos ignore orders to clear out. Damascus guerrilla leaders deny clash, but warn they'll retaliate if Lebanese troops attack. Arab disunity prevalent.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Beirut, Lebanon) No Arab unity. Most serious split is ideological one between progressive and reactionary regimes. Progressive Egypt less radical than Syria, Algeria, and Iraq. Reactionaries are Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Progressives differences noted. Palestinians are problem to Jordan and Lebanon. These differences separate Arabs from unity against Israel.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
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