• Short Summary

    Efforts in Lebanon to implement the ceasefire agreed on Saturday (1 November) in Beirut have run into persistent problems.

  • Description

    Efforts in Lebanon to implement the ceasefire agreed on Saturday (1 November) in Beirut have run into persistent problems.

    The agreement stipulated that right-wing Falangists should withdraw forces - except for a token contingent of six men - from the Holiday Inn and two other occupied hotels.

    But, twenty-four hours after the ceasefire was called, they were still refusing to leave ... even after security forces and Palestinian military police assured them that left-wing Moslems had pulled out of their own strongholds in other hotels.

    The Falangists feel that, once out, it would be difficult to fight their way back to the hotels from Christian areas of the city. For the Moslems, such a struggle would be completely simple.

    As the ceasefire hangs in the balance, Lebanese civilians outside the fighting appeared apprehensive that the battles could break out again ... at any time.

    In any case, separation of the enemy forces would still leave unsolved the underlying political problems which have embroiled the Moslem and Christian communities in intermittent but increasing violence since April.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAIZHCJMC2I3AF1XVXAS1GHR3
    Media URN:
    VLVAAIZHCJMC2I3AF1XVXAS1GHR3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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