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Film taken with progressive lebanese forces (leftists) in the Kantari area. Last night heavy street and man to man fighting resulted in a withdrawal of falangists (rightists) from Clemenceau street which was one of their stronghold. They now have there only a few snipers and cease fire did not allow the progressists to occupy the positions left by the falangists.
GVs of fighting area; Murr tower at right. Holiday Inn hotel in front of us (tall white bldg with windows blackened by rockets)... In the street: - building hit by rocket, smoking... in small lanes following armed men... in small yard dead man lying but difficult to remove as area may be under falangist fire..GVs area etc.. Armed men taking position carefully near dead men and evacuating him.. dead man evacuated in blanket thru mosque yard and across embassies in deserted street with gunmen.. several views building with smoke..woman still leaving there talking with masque hotel burned and destroyed..gunmen near communist sign.. street signs..wrecked May Ziade street today filmed with more security as falangist gunmen withdrawn.
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