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    DAR AL SAYAD & BIKFAYA, LEBANON

    Moslem and Christian forces fought artillery and rocket battles around Beirut on August 31, only hours after thousands of mourners attended the funeral of the nation's most prominent Christian leader, Pierre Gemayel, who died on August 28.

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    1. GV & CUs Building damage by shelling in Dar Al Sayad. (4 SHOTS) 0.26
    2. GVs People in street reading paper about funeral of Pierre Gemayel. (3 SHOTS) 0.35
    3. CU & GVs Soldier at house of President Gemayel; house of President. (2 SHOTS) 0.47
    4. SV Arrival of several people to funeral including Sunni top spiritual leader Mufti Khaled. 0.59
    5. SVs INTERIOR People arrive and are seated in room; giving condolences to Gemayel. (3 SHOTS) 1.10
    6. SV PULL BACK TO GVs Gemayel seated with Mufti Khaled and others. (5 SHOTS) 1.30
    7. GV EXTERIOR Gemayel's residence with flat at half-mast. 1.35
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    Background: DAR AL SAYAD & BIKFAYA, LEBANON

    Moslem and Christian forces fought artillery and rocket battles around Beirut on August 31, only hours after thousands of mourners attended the funeral of the nation's most prominent Christian leader, Pierre Gemayel, who died on August 28. Radio stations reported shelling in the mountain villages southwest of the capital. Gemayel, a member of the "National Unity" cabinet and Falangist party leader, was buried on the edge of his mountain hometown of Bikfaya. His son, Lebanese President Amin Gemayel, and Prime Minister Rashid Karami joined other Moslem and Christian leaders at the service. Mourners included Sunni top spiritual leader Mufti Khaled. Pierre Gemayel, who died at the age of seventy-eight, was buried in a vault beside his younger son Bashir, who was president-elect when he was assassinated in 1982. Reactions to the elder stateman's death have been mixed among the Moslem and Christian communities. His main Shi'ite and Druze opponents, Nabih Berri and Walid Jumblatt, stayed away from the funeral. In paying tribute to Gemayel, Prime Minister Karami said, "There are those who agreed with him and those who differed with him. But nobody can deny the effective political role he played".

    Source: REUTERS - LOUIS BREYTENBACH

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    Film ID:
    VLVA32TX2U27JC36RUIPGPGLHMANS
    Media URN:
    VLVA32TX2U27JC36RUIPGPGLHMANS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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