ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 16, 1983
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(Studio) Fighting reported down in Lebanon; airport open. Lebanon and competing govts. said agreeing to negotiations, cease-fire. Role of Syria noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Damascus, Syria) Notion that American military action brought about cease-fire agreement said dismissed by Druse spokesperson Marwan Hamedeh; shown. [HAMEDEH - faults American military stance.] Italian and Greek observers said asked to stand between opposing forces. Other details of agreement screened. [HAMEDEH - believes Syrians not eager to stay indefinitely.] Opposition to American, Israeli presence noted.
REPORTER: Hal Walker
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