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    BEIRUT, LEBANON/DAMASCUS, SYRIA

    The Lebanese Army appears to be in control of West Beirut after 48 hours of furious clashes and rocket barrages in the city.

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    1. GV Aftermath of bombing in Beirut. 0.10
    2. GV Woman carries out rubbish into street. 0.14
    3. GV Lebanese soldiers in street and in tanks. (2 SHOTS) 0.30
    4. GV Damage to hotel building with people in hotel. (2 SHOTS) 0.41
    5. SV Walid Jumblatt speaking. (English SOT) 1.40
    TRANSCRIPT: JUMBLATT: (SEQ 5) "Amin Gemayel is not willing to engage into any serious dialogue or to tolerate any opposition. This is why he used the Lebanese Army against these people, against the Moslem in West Beirut, to kill the Moslems and to kill anybody who is willing to oppose. It is clear that we are going, slowly speaking, towards a Fascist rule, maybe a military rule imposed by the Americans. Because Americans here are totally supporting the regime of Mr. Amin Gemayel. We will have a new Salvador in Lebanon. I hope the Americans will realise the dangers of this policy and I warn also the multi-nationals to stay away into this country because this country will be great later on in the mountain area where the Lebanese Army will try to kill and slaughter the Druzes as it did against the Moslems in West Beirut."
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    Background: BEIRUT, LEBANON/DAMASCUS, SYRIA

    The Lebanese Army appears to be in control of West Beirut after 48 hours of furious clashes and rocket barrages in the city. Reporters who toured the Army's operations area say it has control of all key points it had sought to occupy. State-run Beirut Radio said 42 Lebanese soldiers died and more than 170 were injured in operations against Leftist and Moslem gunmen. The Right-wing Falangist radio put the number of dead and wounded at about 50 and said the fighting was the fiercest since the 1975-76 civil war. Shells and rockets crashed around the city and the Army blamed the barrage on Syrian-backed militias in the mountains outside Beirut. Earlier, President Amin Gemayel called on rival groups to join in ending the violence and asked leaders of the 11 main factions to meet him for talks. Meanwhile, Leftist Druze leader Walid Jumblatt predicted a Fascist government for Lebanon, claiming the United States was aiding moves in this direction by supporting President Gemayel's government.

    Source: REUTERS - MOUSTAFA KASSEM AND SOUHEIL RACHED

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ULIMZC2ECYWKI38P16S12RAE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ULIMZC2ECYWKI38P16S12RAE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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