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Mideast / Lebanon Truce Agreement / Israel-Syria Conflict #93930

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 26, 1985
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(Studio) Lebanon factions leaders' announcement of plan to sign peace treaty, accord to Shiite leader Nabih Berri, reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(No location given) File scenes shown. Details given with regard to agreement to be signed between 3 main fighting forces in Lebanon: Christian militia, Shiite Muslem Amal militia and Progressive Socialist party of Druse Muslems. Effect of internal war in Lebanon since 1975 described. Involvement of armies from Syria, Israel and United States mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Glass

(Studio) Israel-Syria controversy with regard to Syria's placement of Soviet-made missiles near Syrian border with Lebanon and allegedly inside Lebanon reported Syrian radio reports with regard to Soviet support noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) State Department private and public stmts. with regard to situation between Syria and Israel noted. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - comments.] File scenes shown. Recent military mvts. by Israel and Syria mentioned, include Syrian movement into Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Discussion in Israel with regard to appropriate action noted. [Israel Prime Min. Shimon PERES - comments.]
REPORTER: John McWethy

Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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