SITUATION REPORT AS OF 0730 HOURS LOCAL

Created: 10/23/1983

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THIS IS A SITUATION REPORT PREPARED AT0 HOURS LOCAL TIME ON CTOBEREXT; 1. AT0 HOURS LOCAL ONCTOBER3 TWO TRUCK BOMBS WERE USED TO HIT UNITED STATES AND FRENCH MULTINATIONAL (PEACEKEEPING) FORCES (MNF) BUILDINGS IN BEIRUT. PAGE *

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UNIT, LOCATED BETWEEN THE MAU HEADQUARTERS AND BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BIA) WAS HIT WHEN AN EXPLOSIVES (NFI) LADEN TRACTOR TRUCK VEERED OFF THE AIRPORT ROAD INTO THE THREE STORY BUILDING WHICH COLLAPSED. AT THIS TIME CASUALTIES ARE REPORTED TO BEARINES DEAD WITHARGE NUMBER OF WOUNDED BEING TRANSPORTED TO LOCAL HOSPITALS AND US SHIPS OFFSHORE. (MAU, BBC)

2. UILDING IN DOWNTOWN WEST BEIRUT WHICH HOUSED A COMPANY OF FRENCH MNF TROOPS ALSO COLLAPSED WHEN HITECOND BOMB VEHICLE. THERE ARE NINE FRENCH SOLDIERS DEAD AND OVER ERE OCCUPYING THE BUILDING AT THE TIME OF THE EXPLOSION. (BBC)

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