• Short Summary

    At least three Saudi Arabian soldiers of the Arab League peace-keeping force have been wounded in incidents near a crossing point between sections of the city hold by right-wing and leftist forces.

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    At least three Saudi Arabian soldiers of the Arab League peace-keeping force have been wounded in incidents near a crossing point between sections of the city hold by right-wing and leftist forces. About 150 Saudi troops moved into the area on Wednesday (21 July).

    SYNOPSIS: The Saudis quickly established control of a buffer zone to the west of the crossing point....previously held by leftist forces. Before taking over, there was some shelling, but within hours of moving into position the saudis were able to supervise a peaceful flow of traffic through the area. It is the first buffer zone established between the warring factions in the Lebanese civil war.

    Fifteen armoured cars carried the peace-keeping force into Beirut's Museum district. They took up positions under agreements reached between the right-wing Falangist Party and the Palestine Liberation Organisation which is allied with left-wing Lebanese.

    The zone controlled by the Saudis is the only part of Beirut where it is possible to cross lines between the warring factions.

    The commander of the Saudi detachment said it was still not possible to guarantee the safety of those wishing to cross the lines. However, negotiations are continuing in efforts to ensure the success of Beirut's first buffer zone.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAG04MMD8B64N2P0JNRVWMZD6H
    Media URN:
    VLVAAG04MMD8B64N2P0JNRVWMZD6H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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