Saturday, November 26, 1983

Military Action:

Syria says its air defenses confront US reconnaissance planes over Syrian-controlled territory, force them away.

Political Responses:

Israel/ Occupied Teritories: Shamir, in interview prior to departure for US, says he will not agree to changes in May 17 Israeli-Lebanese troop withdrawal agreement, or to freeze on settlements in West Bank.

Palestinians/ Lebanese: Arafat says he will begin talks with Karami on details of Tripoli troop withdrawal; PFLP-GC says rebel ultimatum that Arafat leave Tripoli today will not be enforced.

Arab Gvernments: Reports from Damascus say Assad is suffering from angina, not appendicitis.