• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Most guns have been silent in Beirut, around Zahle and in Lebanon's strategic mountains since a comprehensive ceasefire was
    recently announced by Arab League mediators.

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    GV Beirut street
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    2.
    SV Cars pass through checkpoint (2 shots)
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    3.
    SV PAN Nuns sitting and kneeling as they pray and sing in street
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    4.
    SV Monk kneels in prayer PULL BACK TO SV nuns singing
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    GV Nuns and monks singing near Presidential palace
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: Most guns have been silent in Beirut, around Zahle and in Lebanon's strategic mountains since a comprehensive ceasefire was
    recently announced by Arab League mediators. The ceasefire was agreed between the warring Syrians and the Lebanese Christian militia. But reports said Syria's insistence that the Christians renounce Israel's support prevented a comprehensive truce.

    SYNOPSIS: Sniper fire has been reported between Beirut's Christian and Moslem sectors but artillery and rocket batteries have been silent along the demarcation line in the city centre. A police spokesman said quiet was prevailing in Zahle and the central mountain range -- the two major centres of the confrontation between the Syrians and Lebanese militia.

    Roman Catholic nuns and monks in Lebanon's capital have been praying for peace and for an end to the suffering which has continued since the end of the civil war in 1976.

    Arab mediators are continuing their efforts to end the underlying tensions between the country's Christian groups and Syria and its Lebanese Moslem allies. These have caused more than 600 deaths in the past two months at Zahle, on the Sannine Heights and in Beirut.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA82H72QIAGAKSBQDOOHFBNY4W5
    Media URN:
    VLVA82H72QIAGAKSBQDOOHFBNY4W5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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