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    BEIRUT, LEBANON

    The delay to the deployment of the multinational peacekeeping force in Beirut has ended with the withdrawal of several of the remaining Israeli units from the Lebanese capital.

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    1. Visnews Beirut: GVs & SVs Israeli troops in armoured personnel carriers driving through port area. (6 SHOTS) 0.36
    2. GVs & SVs Damage caused by Israelis to former PLO office, empty shells and ammunition boxes. (6 SHOTS) 0.54
    3. CU & SV Picture of Yasser Arafat defaced by Israeli troops. (2 SHOTS) 1.00
    4. GV PAN & GVs Debris, spent shells and wrecked furniture. (4 SHOTS) 1.15
    5. GV PAN Lebanese army truck passing French troops at the port. 1.22
    6. SV Israeli troops watch the French. (2 SHOTS) 1.29
    7. GVs & SVs French troops in trucks leave port to take up positions in city. (3 SHOTS) 1.51
    8. BBC: GV Ship at quayside, Italian troops disembark. (3 SHOTS) 2.10
    9. SV Israeli soldiers watch. 2.14
    10. SV Italian troops assembled at dockside. (2 SHOTS) 2.33
    11. SV Israeli soldiers watch Italian vehicles being unloaded. 2.39
    12. GV Italian troops gathered at quayside. 2.49
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    Background: BEIRUT, LEBANON

    The delay to the deployment of the multinational peacekeeping force in Beirut has ended with the withdrawal of several of the remaining Israeli units from the Lebanese capital. By midday on September 26 the streets of Beirut were packed with Israeli heavy vehicles heading south out of the city. Israeli tanks and armoured personnel carriers which had been stationed outside the office of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in central Beirut had withdrawn and units of the regular Lebanese army were taking up position. The Israelis had severely damaged the former headquarters of their declared enemy and defaced the portrait of PLO leader, Yasser Arafat. In the port area the Israeli presence was also scaled down, although Jewish soldiers were able to watch the first French contingents of the multinational force take up position. The 350 French marines and paratroopers who came ashore on September 24 were initially restricted to French embassy buildings in the city because of the heavy Israeli presence in West Beirut. But the new reduced level of Israeli forces was enough to persuade 350 Italian paratroopers to disembark on September 27. They unloaded their machine guns, bazookas and jeeps watched by a group of Israeli soldiers. A further force of 320 Italian marines arrived later the same day aboard the troopship 'Grado'. The arrival of United States units will complete the 3,000 strong force which was requested by the Lebanese government in the aftermath of the massacre of hundreds of Palestinians allegedly by Lebanese rightist groups.

    Source: BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION & REUTERS BEIRUT

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    Film ID:
    VLVADKKFNXEGGKTOBPASGP9L9DGCU
    Media URN:
    VLVADKKFNXEGGKTOBPASGP9L9DGCU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
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    N/A

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