ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 17, 1983
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(Studio) French air raids on same region of Lebanon attacked by Israel yesterday reported; French losses during recent terrorist bombings in Beirut recalled. Details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) French air attacks on Pro-Iranian Shiite Moslem camps near Baalbek examined; United States intelligence said claiming group was responsible for US, French and Italian bombings. Israeli attack in same area yesterday recalled. French President Francois Mitterrand's warning of retaliation against assassins mentioned; State Department reported acknowledging French consulted with United States prior to raid, probably receiving benefit of US intelligence in process. United States noted still denying pre-consultation with Israelis; President Reagan's threat of retribution recalled.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
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