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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence / Cease-Fire #839546

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Aug 13, 2006
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The countdown to a cease-fire in the Middle East noted.

(Beirut: Jim Clancy) The continuing fighting between Israel & Hizballah on the eve of the cease-fire featured; details given of questions about whether the cease-fire will work; Al Jazeera footage shown of fighting in the Bekaa Valley; scenes shown from Beirut of rubble & victims from an Israeli air strike, a memorial in Martyrs' Square, people boarding a ship. [3 EVACUEES – explain why they are leaving.] [Lebanese Minister of Economy & Trade Sami HADDAD†- says we desperately need a cease-fire.] Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s vow to keep fighting as long as Israeli soldiers are on Lebanese soil noted. Israel’s coordination with the Lebanese army about controlling south Lebanon discussed.

(Studio: Carol Lin) A “Time” magazine report that Nasrallah has been holed up inside the Iranian embassy during the fighting, and Iran’s financial support of Hizballah noted.

(Northern Israel: Chris Lawrence) The situation in northern Israel as both sides try to get in last shots before the cease-fire reviewed; scenes shown of Israeli military vehicles returning from the Lebanese border, Israeli soldiers firing mortars, fires from Hizballah rocket strikes in Haifa, a funeral. [Israeli Defense Forces Sgt. Yan POLLACK†- states we are expecting our government to get the 2 kidnapped Israeli soldiers back; says we are protecting our homes; comments on Israeli commanders’ vows to bring soldiers back.] The coordination of the withdrawal from Lebanon and the soldiers’ view of the cease-fire discussed.

Lin, Carol;
Clancy, Jim;
Lawrence, Chris

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