ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 14, 1981
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(Studio) Continued efforts of United States envoy Philip Habib to mediate current crisis between Syria and Israel over presence of Syrian missiles in Lebanon noted; his meeting today with Syrian President Assad mentioned, shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Israel) Habib's mtgs. with Prime Min. Menahem Begin discussed; films shown. Downing of Israeli observation plane by Syrian missiles today noted. [BEGIN - comments on downing.] Begin's defense of reconnaissance flights due to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) noted.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans
(DC) United States position on loss of Israeli reconnaissance plane outlined. (Temporary loss of audio.) Syrian and Israeli version of events cited.
REPORTER: David Ensor
(Studio) Assessment of situation by Secretary of State Alexander Haig quoted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
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