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    KFAR MATTA, NEAR BEIRUT, LEBANON

    Reconnaissance teams of Lebanese soldiers have moved into four mountain villages near Beirut where Israeli troops arrived on October 15 to end fierce fighting between Christian and Moslem factions.

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    1. GV ZOOM TO SV Lebanese commando in mountain village of Kfar Matta (2 shots) 0.29
    2. SV PAN/CU Army vehicles and commander of unit (5 shots) 1.09
    3. SV Burnt out car 1.14
    4. SV PAN Inside of wrecked house 1.21
    5. GV ZOOM TO SV PAN Lebanese soldier standing guard in front of badly damaged dwellings and shops (2 shots) 1.44
    6. SV PAN Israeli troops relaxing in abandoned residential building 1.56
    7. SV PAN Soldier walking along row of buildings in ruins 2.04
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    Background: KFAR MATTA, NEAR BEIRUT, LEBANON

    Reconnaissance teams of Lebanese soldiers have moved into four mountain villages near Beirut where Israeli troops arrived on October 15 to end fierce fighting between Christian and Moslem factions. In Kfar Matta, scene of the fiercest fighting between Maronite Christians and Druze Moslems, 30 Lebanese soldiers are awaiting reinforcements. However, the Israeli and Lebanese armies are locked in an impasse over who is to keep the peace in the area. The Lebanese army says it cannot move in before the Israelis have left. An Israeli army spokesman said on October 20 that Israeli forces should only pull out two days after the arrival of the Lebanese, to ensure they are strong enough to control the situation. According to the spokesman, the Lebanese army, which collapsed over sectarian issues during the 1975-76 civil war, is reluctant to move into the Shouf mountains, where Christians and Moslems have been feuding for 150 years. Newspaper reports say Moslem, Christian and Israeli representatives in Kfar Matta have agreed Israeli troops should stay until the Lebanese army arrive, to minimise the risk of fighting during the hand over.

    Source: REUTERS - BOB DIETZ

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9H96TN4YZZNEFKKIO7WMIA04M
    Media URN:
    VLVA9H96TN4YZZNEFKKIO7WMIA04M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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