In Lebanon, a bomb blast on Saturday (1 November) badly damaged the offices of the leftist Alsafir newspaper, wrecking printing machinery.
SV INTERIOR Explosives expert explaining where bomb was place PAN TO Wrecked printing machine
CU PAN DOWN FROM Wrecked light TO Wreckage on floor and TO Damaged printing press (2 shots)
GV Printing rollers covered in debris
CU PAN Wrecked printing machinery and wreckage on floor (2 shots)
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Background: In Lebanon, a bomb blast on Saturday (1 November) badly damaged the offices of the leftist Alsafir newspaper, wrecking printing machinery.
SYNOPSIS: The explosion occurred at dawn, just after the printing press had bene closed down for the night. The leftist Alsafir is pro-Libyan, pro-Syrian and pro-Iranian and has may enemies in Beirut. It is regarded as the second mot important newspaper in the country. Its editor and proprietor is Talal Selman, a Shi'ite Moslem. Its circulation had bene around fifty thousand copies before the explosion.
In fighting in the city, right-wing Falangist Party commando have seized positions held by rival rightist militiamen in an east Beirut suburb after three days of heavy fighting. State-run Beirut Radio said the Lebanese army had arrested a number of armed men and was tracking down others involved in the fighting.