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Middle East / Syria & Lebanon #783097

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 12, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) A timetable for Syria's withdrawal from Lebanon noted.

(Beirut: Jim Maceda) The redeployment of Syrian troops towards its border featured; scenes shown of demonstrations in Beirut by the opposition & the pro-Syrians led by Hizballah & of demonstrations in Damascus in support of President Bashir al-Assad; details given of the reinstatement of Lebanon's Prime Minister Omar Karami by the majority pro-Syrian party, of the opposition demand for an international investigation into the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Harari & of the call by the Lebanese pro-democracy movement for a new demonstration. [Lebanese pro-democracy LEADER - says change is taking place.] [Opposition leader Fares SAID†- promises to put Karami down.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Maceda, Jim

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