• Short Summary

    Rival guerrillas shelled and sniped at each other sporadically on Friday (2 April) after the noon deadline for starting a 10-day ceasefire designed to halt Lebanon's civil war.

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    GV Deserted Bank street, Beirut (2 shots)
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    GV Closed shop and abandoned jeep
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    GV Smoke coming out of building (2 shots)
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    GV ZOOM IN Palestine Liber ali??? Army soldiers guarding Bank street
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    CU Gunman wearing badge
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    SV Gunmen PAN TO empty street
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    LV Pedestrians with small boy walking through wreckage in street (2 shots)
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    CU ZOOM OUT Gunmen around armoured car with portrait of Nasser
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    Initials BB/0205 YA/PN/BB/0215



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Rival guerrillas shelled and sniped at each other sporadically on Friday (2 April) after the noon deadline for starting a 10-day ceasefire designed to halt Lebanon's civil war.

    Leftists and right-wingers blamed each other for keeping up the fighting despite the case fire called the day before by left-wing leader Kamal Jumblatt. However, there were reports from both sides that relative calm prevailed on all fronts.

    In the past year of strife involving Christians and Moslems, even temporarily successful ceasefires have taken a few days to grip.

    Right-wing Falangist Party leader Pierre Gemayel said his gunmen were ready to respect the truce. But, he said, in the absence of any deterrent force to maintain security, the gunmen themselves would have to police the truce.

    Leftist sources generally agreed with radio reports that there was relative calm in the country.

    The Falangists reported battles in the mountains east of Beirut. This is the area where the leftists, backed by Palestinians and Lebanese army rebels, have been battling strongly against right-wing forces.

    SYNOPSIS: In Lebanon, leftists and right-wingers both reported relative calm on all fronts after the noon deadline for starting a 10-day ceasefire. However, rival guerrillas shelled and sniped at each other sporadically despite the ceasefire, which was called the day before by leftists leader Kamal Jumblatt.

    The Falangists reported battles in the mountains east of Beirut. This is the area where the leftists, backed by Palestinians and Lebanese army rebels, have been battling strongly against right-wing forces. Right-wing leader Pierre Gemayel said his gunmen were ready to respect the truce. But, he added, in the absents of any deterrent force to maintain security, the gunmen themselves would have to police the ceasefire.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA57UB0TZY1TZYCQRC48TB1RA19
    Media URN:
    VLVA57UB0TZY1TZYCQRC48TB1RA19
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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