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Lebanon / United States Shelling #82135

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 15, 1983
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(Studio) USS New Jersey reported continuing its shelling of Lebanese militia positions following shots at Marines.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Beirut, Lebanon) Details of today fighting here, include United States artillery attack, examined; films shown. Incring. pressure on international peacekeeping forces by Syrian-backed Lebanese militias described; United States envoy Don. Rumsfeld noted reiterating United States commitment to protecting its forces in Lebanon during Damascus meeting with Syrian officials. Syrian response noted.
REPORTER: Charles Glass

(Studio) Syrian defense minister Mustafa Tlass' comment on United States surprise at strength of Syria's commitment mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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