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Beirut / Embassy Bombing /Aftermath #83816

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 20, 1983
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(Studio) CIA analyst Robert Ames recalled among victims of terrorist bombing of United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon; 3 other CIA agents said also killed. White House mourning for victims noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Continue recovery of bodies noted; ambassador Robert Dillon's analysis of situation mentioned. Dillon said rejecting hypothesis that Philip Habib was scheduled to be in embassy at time of explosion.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Beirut, Lebanon) Embassy staff's efforts to salvage vital papers after blast examined; films shown. [Victim Dundas McCULLOCH - recalls experience.] [Press attache John REID - describes ordeal.] [DILLON - notes operations have begun again.] Vigil of Lebanese for news of their relatives noted.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt

(Studio) Lebanese foreign minister Elie Salem recalled Prof. at Beirut's foreign university [SALEM - condemns attack on embassy.] His anger at Lebanon's inability to halt foreign terrorists from operating here noted. [SALEM - comments on Israeli, Syrian impact on Lebanon; notes Lebanon's frustration over foreign occupation.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
McCourt, Mike;
Reynolds, Frank

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