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Lebanon #86563

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 27, 1983
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(Studio) Cease-fire in Lebanon thought apparently holding; Beirut's efforts to recover from latest round of fighting described, shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Damascus, Syria) Reentrenchment of both Druse militia and Lebanese army troops during cease-fire discussed; films shown. Druse leader Walid Jumblatt's instructions to followers outlined; Druse military leader Shafik Fayid reported negotiating with Lebanese army on site of cease-fire talks; his commitment to having army withdraw from Suk al-Gharb mentioned. [FAYID - opposes continuing existence of army in mountains without reaching pol. agreement.] Both Syria and Druse noted perceiving cease-fire as victory for them; their perception of events explained.
REPORTER: Charles Glass

(Studio) Congress thought voting soon on War Powers Act compromise enabling President Reagan to keep Marines in Lebanon; President's letter to Capitol Hill today quoted. War Powers Act author Jacob Javits noted appearing in Congress today to lobby for compromise despite poor health; details given, films shown. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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