Despite the civil war in Lebanon which has now continued for about 17 months, there are still some ares of peace in the country.
GV: Refugee camp
SVs: deserted streets. (2 shots)
SV: Children playing in street.
SVs: men repairing houses. (2 shots)
SV: family seated in home.
SV: woman baking bread.
SV: people sitting outside houses. (3 shots)
SCU: baby outside house.
SVs: people standing and walking in streets (3 shots)
SV: people seated outside cafe.
SVs: men playing backgammon (2 shots)
SVs: men reading notice board TILT UP TO portrait. (2 shots)
GV: camp area.
Syria is still concentrating on political efforts to end the civil war before President-elect Elias Sarkis takes power in two weeks time, Lebanese newspapers said on Thursday (??? September). the independent An-Nahar Daily said in a report ??? rightist Interior Minister Camille Chamon's talks with President Assad in Damascus that Syria hoped to reach "a political solution white will save military action."
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: Despite the civil war in Lebanon which has now continued for about 17 months, there are still some ares of peace in the country.
SYNOPSIS: One such area is the Dbayeh Palestinian camp although it is in rightist held east Beirut. The camp surrendered to right-wing Christian forces in December last year and all the Palestinian fighters who were in the camp then left. Those residents who wanted to stay were allowed to, on condition they surrendered their arms. The camp avoided much of the heavy fighting and there was very little damage to its buildings.
The people of Dbayeh are allowed to carry on their normal activities within the camp, but they are not allowed to leave the camp area. Right-wing Lebanese forces protect the camp and since the fall of the Tel Al-Zaatar Palestinian camp last month and the Moslem enclave of Nabaa, they have controlled all of east Beirut.
There is still heavy fighting between the various factions in Lebanon, and political efforts by Syria have so far not brought an end to the fighting. However, the residents of Dbayeh have now been able to live in peace for about ten months, despite the continuing conflict.