(ESTIMATED PUB DATE) SUMMARY OF INFORMATION

Created: 6/24/1988

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SUPINAftY OF INFORMATION

There- arc thirteen hostages, mostly foraiyn (nan-US) nationals being held in the barracko surraundud by tho Syrian troops in the southern portion of Beirut. Rudolf Cordes, the German national hostage will bo one of the first to be released in the near term. The impression (however incongruous) persists that Franfc Werbt/rt Read (Director of the Lebanese International School) Hill be rolat trie same time and in the company of Cordes. Theronounced reluctance to release any US hostages. In an area known as "Ash Shuwayfat" reportedly located southwest of the military barracks surrounded by the Syrian troops are the US hostages, Joiaph Cicippio and Alann Steen (who have been very difficult to access! previously). The captors will attempt to move so.ne of the US hostages under the cover of darkness. Cicippio and Steen are hidden under "deep cover." Neither Terry Waite nor Terri Anderson will be found in the barracks. Tney are at another location. It goes without saying that USMC LTC Higgins la not there either; in fact, Higgins has not Seen with any of the other hostages from the time he was taken captive. Eitner Cicippio of Steen is currently bound by the feet; his face is in the dirt, he Is wearing black shoes with (something) silver in the shoes. He is In fcKtrwmely poor condition. Every effort should be made to negotiate and rescue him ao well aa Robert Polhill who is experiencing some form of bodily chemical (non-drug induced) imbalance. It is anticipated that Polhill will be

released with the secondC Higgins

will De released from captivity sometime soon after the release o' Cordes. At this time Higgins Ic located atite known as "As Sarafand". Ho arrived there via Ftazra an Nabl Ca<>im and Al Khar ib. He is moved intereittently and sporadically between A; Sarafand and the area bounded by Reservoir ite known as Anan, econd unnamed reservoir located about I kilometer northwest of Reservoir See attached copy of partial map with highlighted areas at ENCLOSURE^ Higgins release is assured by the pocket of pressure exercised by the Israelis from the south and by the (Syrian?) activity to the north. This facet (anticipated release) of the tho hostage situation will take place in the very near future (late June and early July).

HENOSE SOPHISICATED PEOPLE NOTHING TO WORRY OVER

HIGGENS

HIGGENS REMANS WITH THE CAPTORS OF HIMSELF IN ISOLATION HIGGENS IS BY CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SYRIAN FIGHTING HIGGENS ISOT WITH OTHERS

HIGGENS IS ON ROUTE UPWARD TO IGGENS TRANSPORTATION WISE IS DOINGANNOT CHNAGE HIS

THIS IS WHERE HIGGENSO UP AND OVER EXACTLYPVER

WAITE AND ANDERSON ARE NOT THERE EITHER WITH OTHER HOSTAGESOSTAGES THERE

LOCATE THE HIGGENSOVING BACK AND FORTH WATCH SYRIAN STRONGHOLD

CAPTORS DO NOT WANT TO GET INVOLVED WHERE OTHERSCARED GOING OVER IN LAKE AREA

LAST WEEKS DATAOVING TOWARD LAKE ISRAELES HELP

OSTAGES IN BARRACKS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

SIPIO AND STEIN ARE ALONE UT NEAR BY

STEIN WALKING AROUND MOST FREELY EESS

ONE LIES WITH FACE IN DIRT AND FEETLACKILVER INSIDE OF THEM E IS DYING

WILL NOT FIND US PERSONNEL WITH OTHERS

SYRIANSTOPS THE HOSTAGES TAKERS

CCORTES ISEED IS HERE HE IS SOONEST

BECAUSE OF THESE HOSTAGES COHING OUT THEY CAN PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE OTHERS MIGHT BE

THEY ARELL IS NEAR AT HAND L'NE AND JULY TIMEFRAME

TERRORISTS HILL TRY TO TAKE SOMENEAKY ILL NOT SUCCEED POHILL IS HERE IS OL HEHEMICAL REACTION IN BODY HIS OWN ICKING UP NAME "CHUCK"

SIPIO AND STEIN ARE HIDDEN DEEP COVER AND CLOSE BY TO OTHER3

POHILL COMES WITH NEXT CROWD

SHOULD GO FOR WIPIO AND STEINOOK FOR AREAS WEST OF HERE SOUTH WEST OF WHERE SYRIANS ARE

TRY TO SNEAK HOSTAGES OUT BACK DOOR

HIGGENS COKES OUT AFTER CORTES - SOON

HIGGENS WILL BE EASY NOW MORE TRAPPED IN

HIGGENSELL TAKEN CARE OF

WAREHOUSEULL

PEOPLE HERE

DOUBLE BUILDING

INDUSTRY SURROUNDING THIS HOUSE IS INDUSTRIOUS AY BREAKS EARLY HERE AND THERE ARE CONCERNS AMMUNITIONS CARRIED OUT OF HERE SHORTLY

MANAGUA

TYPE OF WEAPONS JEAN MISSED THAT ONE

FIRST STRENGTH OF FORCE EVER TO BE PROVIDEDHIRD WORLD COUNTRY

BEGINNING OF AID VIA CUBA

STRUCTURE IS IN SOVIET UNION RANSPORTED TO CUBA FIRST AND THEN TO OTHER PLACES

LAMINATION

CRATES AND CARGO

GO TO WORKO TO GOOMPLETE? NO

NOT HIGH ON LIST OF SOVIETS OF THING TO DO NEXT YEAR OCTOBER

STRUCUTRE NOT THATTRUCTURE IS SOMEWHAT OPEN SPRAY REEN

SPRAY CANS HELP TO HIDEONCEALMENT -CAMOULGLAGE

XPRESSED BY US HE OUTCOME OF STATE OF AFFAIRS IN ANOTHER COUNTRY AS THE DAY BREAKSOWARDS THE EAST WHENEVER THIRD WORLD COUNTRY CHANGESOUP

APPLIEDOUNTRY GUERILLA WARFARE

TURKISH GOVT HELPS

HOW MANY PERSONNEL EMPLOYED HERE?

PEOPLE COME AND GOOT MANY ASSIGNED HERE EVERY DAYOR THIS PROJECT

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