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Israel / Lebanon Invasion / Reagan #78972

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 09, 1982
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(Bonn, West Germany) Purpose of President Reagan's visit here noted; film shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Developments in Israeli invasion of south Lebanon, include confrontation with Syrian aircraft, examined; issue of Israeli attack on Syrian missiles in Bekaa Valley considered. Israel mentioned occupying Damur; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Invasion from Israeli perspective examined; defense minister Ariel Sharon's comments on situation outlined; films shown. Situation in Sidon and possible proximity of Israeli troops to Beirut considered; Israeli casualties mentioned. Envoy Philip Habib reported relaying Prime Min. Menahem Begin's message to Syrian President Hafez al-Assad. General situation summarized.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Beirut, Lebanon) Situation from Lebanese perspective examined; films shown. [PLO spokesperson Abu ZAYEEN - comments.] Refugees' plight noted.
REPORTER: Chris Harper

(Studio) Syria reported claiming Israeli bombing of Damascus suburb; Israel's response noted. Dilemma faced by United States in diplomatic efforts to end conflict outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Bonn, West Germany) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's remark mentioned; Haig noted divided between NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit and Mideast tension. Syria's reaction to Habib's mission, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's response to conflict reported NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) ntns. here noted feeling that Camp David accords are dead; confrontation with USSR said principle United States concern.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Possibility that Israel is encouraging formation of new Lebanese Christian state discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Harper, Chris;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Seamans, Bill

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