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Levin's United States Return / Kidnapped Americans in Lebanon #94346

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 18, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Kidnap victim Jeremy Levin's return to United States featured; films shown. [LEVIN - praises return.] [State Department deputy secretary Ken. DAM - reads message from President Reagan.] No. Americans remaining missing and presumed kidnapped in Lebanon noted. [LEVIN - appeals for their release.]
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Damascus, Syria) Concern over fate of other kidnapped Americans discussed; Levin believed held by Shiite organization Islamic Amal, headed by Hussein Mussawi, while others said captives of Islamic Jihad. Mussawi thought pressured by Syria into releasing Levin, or allowing him to escape. Islamic Jihad's fanaticism and independence from Syria noted; organization's demand for Israel's release of prisoners mentioned. Islamic Jihad recalled claiming execution order had been issued for 1 United States hostage.
REPORTER: John Donvan

Donvan, John;
Greenwood, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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