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Mideast / Lebanon Crisis #82181

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 18, 1983
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(Studio) Fighting between United States Navy and Syrian troops in Lebanon noted. United States ship New Jersey said not involved. Israeli gunboats' continued firing on Palestinian troops of Yasir Arafat in Tripoli, Lebanon, reported Planned evacuation of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) cited.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Tripoli, Lebanon) Details given about situation in Tripoli, with Israeli gunboats off coast, Lebanese police troops coming in to take over from Arafat's Palestinians being evacuated.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

(Damascus, Syria) Demands presented at press conference from opponents of Arafat: Abu Musa, Abu Khaled and Abu Saleh detailed. Mtg. among foreign mins. of Syria, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia with regard to 2nd reconciliation conference for warring factions in Lebanon noted. Cease-fire in mts. near Beirut mentioned. Syrian comments with regard to conflict with United States in Lebanon cited.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Dobbs, Greg;
Donaldson, Sam;
Walker, Hal

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