• Short Summary

    In Beirut, the Syrian Army threw heavy tanks into battle on Thursday (9 February) against Lebanese forces, on the third day of renewed street fighting.

  • Description

    In Beirut, the Syrian Army threw heavy tanks into battle on Thursday (9 February) against Lebanese forces, on the third day of renewed street fighting. Clashes were reported between elements of Lebanon's regular army, being re-built after the Civil War, and Syrian troops, who halted the war 15 months ago under an Arab League peace - keeping mandate. More than 50 people were killed in the first two days of fighting. Anti-Syrian feeling ran high among Christians after-a Syrian attack on the headquarters of the National Liberal Party (NLP) of former President Camille Chamoun.

    SYNOPSIS: In an interview Mr. Chamoun was asked how the fighting involved the Syrians, who provide the bulk of the 30,000 strong Arab League peace-keeping force.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4KS1ZV7BWHC2GIX4NY1DR1Q9P
    Media URN:
    VLVA4KS1ZV7BWHC2GIX4NY1DR1Q9P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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