A ceasefire for the Middle east was announce on September 25 in syria.
LEBANON SEPTEMBER 26 1983 ( REUTERS - DIETZ)
GV PAN Streets empty.
SVs Lebanese army soldiers celebrate ceasefire and dance streets (5 SHOTS)
SV Armoured personnel carrier drives along street. (3 SHOTS)
Background: A ceasefire for the Middle east was announce on September 25 in syria. The official statement in Damascus was made by Syrian Foreign Minister. Abdel Halim Khaddam and the Saudi Arabian mediator. Prince Bandar bin Sultan. The prince said he was pleased that a national dialogue was to be started between all parties concerned and that further details would be given by President Amin Gemayel of Lebanon. Khaddam said that contracts between Syrian President Hafez al Assad and King Fahd of Saudi Arabia had led to an agreement to work out a formula to reunite the Lebanese people. The main points of the agreement were; an immediate ceasefire, a national committee to hold the deal, and talks between President Gemayel and all Lebanese parties. In Lebanon, the news was greeted by the US-trained units of the army with joy. Several of them dance in the streets of the important strategic town of Souk el Gahrb. For over three weeks, the army held the town against frequent shelling by the Moslem Druze militiamen form other nearby Shouf mountain vantage points.