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    BEIRUT, GALLERIE SEMANA AND JEETAWI, LEBANON

    Lebanon's warring factions clashed in and around Beirut on April 8 as a disengagement plan, agreed on April 6, failed to take a firm hold.

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    APRIL 8 (FABRE)
    1. GVs Rocket and tractor bullets being fired and hitting buildings in Gallerie Semana. (3 SHOTS) 0.22
    2. SV Soldier looking at damaged buildings below. 0.27
    APRIL 9
    3. SV People looking at and cleaning damaged and burnt-out cars in Jeetawi. (4 SHOTS) 0.56
    4. SV INTERIOR Wounded and dead in hospital and morgue. (5 SHOTS) 1.26
    APRIL 9 (KHOURY)
    5. SVs Soldiers of Lebanese army sixth brigade stopping cars at check-point. (7 SHOTS) 2.06
    6. SV US Marines at position near US Embassy. (3 SHOTS) 2.17
    7. SV US Marine searching car at entrance to Embassy compound, civilian being searched, another showing papers. (3 SHOTS) 2.38
    Initials


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    Background: BEIRUT, GALLERIE SEMANA AND JEETAWI, LEBANON

    Lebanon's warring factions clashed in and around Beirut on April 8 as a disengagement plan, agreed on April 6, failed to take a firm hold. Falangist Radio said four people were killed and five wounded in the Christian area. The army said two soldiers died and one was wounded during clashes with Moslem militias. The violence flared in the afternoon and continued into the night. Shelling and machine-gun fire was heavy in and around Gallerie Semana in the East. The next day, the people of Jeetawi faced the task of clearing-up, while the injured were treated in hospital. In Moslem-held west Beirut, the police and the Lebanese Army's 6th brigade, which has refused to take orders from army command, took over security from the militia forces. Reuters said a security source had claimed that an entire Christian family of six was found murdered in their home in West Beirut on April 8. On the other side of the city, marines at the United States Embassy compound maintained strict security, checking cars and pedestrians before allowing entry or departure. Lebanon's new disengagement plan, which provides for a buffer force of 3,000 gendarmes, army conscripts and reserve army officers to separate Beirut's two sides, was agreed by a military committee of rival factions. At the time of the latest clashes, it still had to be approved by a higher committee of political army and militia figures. The committee, chaired by President Amin Gemayel, had not met for several days.

    Source: REUTERS - FREDERICK FABRE AND MARWAN KHOURY

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    Film ID:
    VLVAELR67XW9GU5O0WRKJ36FJREJO
    Media URN:
    VLVAELR67XW9GU5O0WRKJ36FJREJO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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