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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 27, 2006
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Day 16 of the Middle East crisis reviewed; death toll for Israel & Lebanon cited.

(Mitzpe Hila, Israel: Lara Logan) The fighting between Israel & Hizballah reviewed; details given of Israel’s call-up of more reservists, prompting concern about a widening war; video shown of Al Qaeda deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri calling for a Muslim holy war; scenes shown from a northern Israel town hit by a Hizballah rocket and from Israel’s second front, Gaza, where the battle against Palestinian militants continues. The latest reports on the kidnapped Israeli soldiers noted. An Israeli official’s statement that Israel has approval from the US & European allies to press on against Hizballah discussed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Richard Roth) Syria’s role in the Israel-Hizballah conflict examined; details given of reports that Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah was smuggled into Damascus from Lebanon for meetings and of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s meetings with envoys sent by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad††; scenes shown of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice playing piano in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Schieffer, Bob;
Logan, Lara;
Roth, Richard

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