• Short Summary

    In the Lebanon, Saudi Arabia troops, who have taken over from Syrian troops in sensitive areas of Christian East Beirut as part of the Arab Deterrent Force are soon to be reinforced.

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    GV Saudi troops directing traffic on main road PAN TO troops in armoured car
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    GV Traffic jam
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    CU Soldier directing traffic (2 shots)
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    GV Traffic passing through control point
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the Lebanon, Saudi Arabia troops, who have taken over from Syrian troops in sensitive areas of Christian East Beirut as part of the Arab Deterrent Force are soon to be reinforced. Meanwhile, they have been carrying out a difficult job in the face of almost daily flarings of trouble.

    SYNOPSIS: These are men of the 1,000 strong contingent who took over from Syrian troops in East Beirut at the beginning of November. Most of their time is taken in routine jobs as here, directing and checking traffic. But in a trouble spot, they are also targets.

    Last week one of the peace-keeping force was shot dead by a sniper. Rightist Christians denied responsibility. The incident was only one of many, though no other Saudi troops have died. Earlier in November, after meeting the Lebanese President Elias Sarkis, the Saudi Ambassador General Ali Al-Sha'er said the troops would be reinforced, but did not say to what extent.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAW6ODU3C64BUMFCZ6A1J25883
    Media URN:
    VLVAAW6ODU3C64BUMFCZ6A1J25883
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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