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Libya-Chad Conflict #85939

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 15, 1983
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(Studio) Current status of war on Chad, aggravated by Libyan military intervention, outlined; significance of rebels' approach to Salal due to French forces there noted. Chadian president Hissene Habre's call for French mil. support to prevent collapse of nation mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(N'Djamena, Chad) Extent of French military involvement, include airlifts, examined; films shown. France's history in Chad recalled.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) France's apparent political stance in Chad in light of Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi's behavior in region discussed; films shown. France said not disclosing details of its secret mtgs. with Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi to US; France and Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi thought agreeing to replace current pro-Libyan rebel leader Goukouni Oueddei.
REPORTER: John Scali

Jennings, Peter;
McCourt, Mike;
Scali, John

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