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    KFAR NABRAKH/BEIRUT, LEBANON

    Fighting has broken out in Lebanon's Shouf mountain area between right-wing Christian Militiamen and members of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) who represent the Druze Moslem community.

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    1. GV Shouf mountains. 0.04
    2. GV Lebanese militia vehicles including tanks and armoured personnel carriers. 0.11
    3. SV Militiamen in Kfar Nabrakh. 0.16
    4. TRAVELLING SHOT Mountain road in Shouf region with poster of Kamal Jumblatt on telegraph pole. (2 SHOTS) 0.23
    5. SV PAN Israeli patrol through street in jeep. 0.28
    6. SV Poster with picture of Walid Jumblatt. 0.30
    7. TRACKING SHOT Israeli army ambulance with body in back. 0.46
    8. GV PAN EXTERIOR Parliament building in Beirut with Lebanese soldiers on guard outside. (2 SHOTS) 0.52
    9. GV PAN Prime Minister Wazzan arriving at Parliament. 1.03
    10. GV & CUs Arrival of Members of Parliament. (4 SHOTS) 1.21
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    Background: KFAR NABRAKH/BEIRUT, LEBANON

    Fighting has broken out in Lebanon's Shouf mountain area between right-wing Christian Militiamen and members of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) who represent the Druze Moslem community. The fighting began during a funeral in the town of Xfar Nabrakh, some forty kilometres (25 miles) southeast of Beirut. Israeli troops have been attempting to keep the peace in the area which has been the scene of sporadic outbursts of fighting over the last month. The Israeli forces have been in control of the whole area since they invaded the country last June. The Lebanese government has been keen to send in their army and police units to take over. The two factions have a century-old tradition of rivalry and eleven people were reported dead in the latest fighting. Relative calm has prevailed since the Lebanese President brought the leaders of both factions together for talks recently, but this appears to have been shattered. While the fighting was continuing, the Lebanese government was meeting to vote on a controversial request by the newly-formed parliament for emergency powers to rule by decree until next June. The Prime Minister, Shafiq Al-Wazzan has argued that his government need the power to rebuild the country which has been shattered by eight years of civil war and the Israeli invasion in June.

    Source: REUTERS - TEWFIC GHAZZAWI

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1ATFAHZVN17L2BL68HCV3VYPX
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ATFAHZVN17L2BL68HCV3VYPX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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