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    BEIRUT & TRIPOLI, LEBANON

    Fighting broke out between rival Moslem militiamen in West Beirut on August 28 after a man was killed in a quarrel at a gambling club.

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    BEIRUT - AUGUST 28
    1. GVs PAN Damaged car; firemen spraying smouldering car wreck. (2 SHOTS) 0.16
    2. GVs Soldiers in street with military vehicles. (4 SHOTS) 0.34
    3. SV Four people in damaged car drive past as soldiers look on. 0.43
    4. CU PULL BACK TO GV People looking at damaged car. 0.51
    5. SV Shell casings in street. 0.52
    6. GV Damaged car and people looking on. 0.55
    TRIPOLI - AUGUST 29
    7. GV PULL BACK Damaged building and street. 1.03
    8. GV Soldier moving into position and firing. 1.11
    9. SVs Soldiers shooting and reloading. (2 SHOTS) 1.27
    10. GV ZOOM TO CU Soldier firing and taking cover. 1.39
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    Background: BEIRUT & TRIPOLI, LEBANON

    Fighting broke out between rival Moslem militiamen in West Beirut on August 28 after a man was killed in a quarrel at a gambling club. The killing brought militiamen into the streets around the Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps. Hundreds of people fled the area when gunmen exchanged small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades for several hours. At least one man was killed and several others wounded in the bitter fighting. The Lebanese army was alerted, moved into the area, and after about six hours of fighting managed to establish control. Hundreds of people who had fled from the fighting mingled with Lebanese soldiers and waited until it was safe to return to their homes. In Tripoli, 9 people were killed and at least 20 were wounded on August 29 when fighting broke out between the pro-Syrian Arab Democratic Party Militia and the Islamic Unification Movement. An all-party committee had met in Tripoli to formulate a plan to separate the rival militia forces. On August 26, Prime Minister Rashid Karami, a native of Tripoli, and militia representatives agreed to let army troops deploy between the rival groups under a peace plan endorsed by Syria, whose troops surround the northern Lebanese port. Talks on the peace plan were suspended when the fighting broke out. The Lebanese Cabinet, meeting in Beirut on August 29, agreed to discuss political reforms and the revival of Lebanon's faltering peace process. The Cabinet's accord came after a week of tension between Moslems and Christians marked by sporadic fighting.

    Source: REUTERS - MARWAN KHOURY

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    Film ID:
    VLVADKS46PECA75VU3Y9GS8P28AK9
    Media URN:
    VLVADKS46PECA75VU3Y9GS8P28AK9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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