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Mideast / Lebanon Crisis #82250

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 21, 1983
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(Studio) Truck bombing at regimental headquarters of French contingent of multintl. force in Lebanon reported Second bombing noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Beirut, Lebanon) Details of bombings, one in Christian eastern Beirut and one in Moslem west Beirut, given. [MAN - tells press to get out.] Effects on refugees from Shouf Mts. living in nearby apt. building, cited.
REPORTER: Charles Glass

(Studio) Report on Israeli bombing of eastern Lebanon site they claim is location of Pro-Iran forces; return fire by Syrian defenses noted. Contd. movement of Yasir Arafat and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) followers from Lebanon aboard Greek ships cited. Film shown. Some members said leaving from Cyprus for Iraq; another ship noted en route from Yemen with Arafat aboard. Arafat's departure at Suez Canal town of Port Said and expected visit with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak mentioned. Egypt's offer of sanctuary for Arafat if he goes along with Reagan Mideast peace plan stated.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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