Two persons were reported killed, and at least eight people wounded, in a shooting on the "Green Line" which separates the Christian east from the Moslem west sides of Beirut, on Wednesday (28 February).
GV & ZOOM OUT District of Ras Dekouaneh, suburb of Beirut
GV & ZOOM OUT War-torn buildings and road
GV People round by Peugeot car which had been hit by shell
CU AND ZOOM Burnt garment TO SV people by car (2 shots)
GV Bombed out buildings (2 shots)
GV International Red Cross ambulance taking old man to hospital
CU Another Red Cross ambulance and other ambulance taking patient to hospital (2 shots)
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Background: Two persons were reported killed, and at least eight people wounded, in a shooting on the "Green Line" which separates the Christian east from the Moslem west sides of Beirut, on Wednesday (28 February).
SYNOPSIS: This is the district of Ras Dekouaneh, where the incident happened. There was considerable tension in the area for some time after, with only a few cars crossing the line which forms one of the main gates between the two sectors of the capital.
An Army Sergeant and his wife were killed when a shell hit their car, this burnt out Peugeot. There are differing reports of the incident. The right-wing Falangist radio quoted a military spokesman as saying that one man was killed and five people wounded when Syrian troops serving with the Arab peace-keeping force fired at a Militia position east of the line, facing the National Museum. The spokesman said that the militia did not return the fire.
But some eyewitnesses said there was firing from the Christian Sector. They said one man was killed and at least three people were wounded west of the line in the shootings. And while the tension prevailed some of the sick and elderly were evacuated.