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    BEIRUT, LEBANON

    Following a government announcement that it was trying to extend its effective control outside Beirut, more troops have been recruited to the Lebanese Army.

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    GHAZZAWI: MARCH 6: (FAYADIEH)
    1. GV ZOOM TO SV Building with sign in Arabic at Fayadieh 0.06
    2. SV Military person tells recruit where to go, and hands him papers (ARABIC SOT) (3 shots) 0.33
    3. GV ZOOM TO SV Lebanese armed troops outside container terminal. Men in armed vehicles (4 shots) 0.55
    AWWAD: MARCH 7: (BEIRUT)
    4. GV ZOOM SV Building with washing handing out of balconies (2 shots) 1.04
    5. GV Man cleaning pots 1.09
    6. GV Building, washing hanging out 1.11
    7. SV INTERIOR Woman washing dishes, as girl with doll watches (3 shots) 1.24
    8. GV PAN Ruined buildings 1.31
    9. GV & SV Doctors treat patient with legs amputated below knee (3 shots) 1.47
    10. SCU Man with arm amputated below elbow 1.51
    11. SCU PAN Patients wait 2.00
    12. SCU Two men, with crutches; each with one leg 2.04
    13. SCU PAN Semi-naked man with one leg, is helped to stand 2.11
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    Background: BEIRUT, LEBANON

    Following a government announcement that it was trying to extend its effective control outside Beirut, more troops have been recruited to the Lebanese Army. And on March 6, military units, including two armoured personnel carriers, took control of the illegal fifth basin in Beirut, which had been controlled for the previous eight years by Christian militiamen. The surrender of the port came three weeks after the militia handed over responsibility for security in Christian East Beirut to the Lebanese Army. There were still several other illegal ports operating outside the control of the government, including Dbaiye, ruled by the Christian militias, and in Tyre, where the Israelis have control. The fighting in Lebanon took its toll on the civilian areas, not least of which were the areas occupied by poor Shi-ite Moslems. Buildings showed the scars of battle, but despite the fighting, residents still managed to live as best they could, doing their washing, cooking, and cleaning. Nearby was the Amel Foundation Hospital in Beirut, where the war injured were treated. Some men had undergone extensive surgery and had had legs and arms amputated. A Dutch doctor said they had already treated 200 handicapped and disabled patients, and expected to treat up to 50 more per day. The medics also measured some for artificial limbs and fitting. Some of those injured had to use crutches and were aided by nurses.

    Source: REUTERS - TEWFIC GHAZZAWI AND MOHAMMED AWWAD

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    Film ID:
    VLVABUCMZ809AEZ91LV1RCIMPY1PY
    Media URN:
    VLVABUCMZ809AEZ91LV1RCIMPY1PY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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