• Short Summary

    Troops of the Arab peace-keeping force moved into Beirut on Wednesday (21 July) as large crowds gathered on balconies and in the streets to watch them arrive in 15 armoured cars.

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    Troops of the Arab peace-keeping force moved into Beirut on Wednesday (21 July) as large crowds gathered on balconies and in the streets to watch them arrive in 15 armoured cars.

    SYNOPSIS: Although the arrival of the troops raised hopes of peace in the country, hundreds of civilians continued to leave Lebanon to seek refuge wherever they could. At the southern Lebanese port of Tyre, about one thousand persons boarded passenger vessels on tuesday (20 July), bound for Egypt. Many expressed the opinion that it would be a long time yet before they could feel safe in Lebanon again. As if to support that opinion, the Arab peace-keeping troops moving into Beirut were greeted by a hail of mortar fire. The incident took place on the leftist side of the line dividing Beirut between right and left-owing forces.

    Meanwhile, a different problem is seriously affecting the capital -- a shortage of petrol to operate cars, buses and trucks. The shortage caused many owners to abandon their vehicles on beirut streets where the cars fell victim to unending barrages of bullets.

    When an electricity shortage first hit Beirut some months ago, several offices set up their own generators to operate their more sophisticated machines. But petrol can no longer be found for the generators, as service stations remain empty, idle and deserted.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2KHXHOAB20YNFHQ8EJZFI3M2C
    Media URN:
    VLVA2KHXHOAB20YNFHQ8EJZFI3M2C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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