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Lebanon / US-Syria Conflict, PLO Evacuation #82098

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 13, 1983
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(Studio) Syria reported firing on United States reconnaissance planes over Lebanon today; Syria's commitment to such attacks if United States craft overflew its positions recalled. United States artillery shelling of Syrian sites in Lebanese mts. reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Damascus, Syria) Major demonstration here denouncing United States-Israeli escalation against Syria featured; films shown. President Hafez al-Assad's absence due to health noted; his claim that recent United States-Israeli agreement implies joint attacks against Arab world outlined. Israeli gunboats reported firing on forces of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat in Tripoli as he prepares to evacuate city; perception here of today's shelling by Israel mentioned. United States envoy Don. Rumsfeld noted arriving here for discussions tomorrow.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Studio) United States call for safe withdrawal of Arafat and his troops from Tripoli thought meant for Israel; Israel's deputy prime minister mentioned denying any intentions to attack evacuating forces.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Walker, Hal

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