• Short Summary

    In Lebanon six Christian Organisations have called a general strike for next Wednesday (13 September) to protest against severe Syrian artillery bombardments of residential areas in Christian Eastern Beirut.

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    In Lebanon six Christian Organisations have called a general strike for next Wednesday (13 September) to protest against severe Syrian artillery bombardments of residential areas in Christian Eastern Beirut.

    SYNOPSIS: Militiamen patrolled the streets as the Christian community in the Eastern districts of Hadath in Beirut count the cost after a night of fierce bombardment during which, according to the rightwing Falangist Radio, the Syrians fired about 2,000 shells into the district within 12 hours. Syrian troops and Lebanese rightists battled until the early hours of Sunday morning (10 September) in some of the Worst violence since a 5-day artillery bombardment killed at least 200 early in July.

    The right-wing Falangist party radio station reported that one person was killed and at least 25 were wounded in fresh violence which erupted on Sunday night(10 September), but the violence was not as intense as Friday and Saturday (8 & 9 September) when bombardment from the Syrian gunners is reported to have killed at least eight and wounded 160.

    This funeral was for a man who died when a shell hit his home. A war of accusations also rages. The leader of the Right-wing National Liberal Party (NLP) says that the military activity is a plot to undermine the Middle East summit conference at Camp David. Hadath Parliament Deputy Pierre Dakkash thinks there could be other motives.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1MD6NYBXTRYRT4Y21716J1UF
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MD6NYBXTRYRT4Y21716J1UF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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