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World IN BRIEF : LEBANON : Hostage's Sister Meets With Arafat

February 19, 1990|From Times staff and Wire reports

The sister of American hostage Terry A. Anderson praised PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat after he told her he was doing his "very best" to win the release of 18 Western hostages in Lebanon. Peggy Say said she was encouraged after her hourlong meeting with the Palestine Liberation Organization leader but said, "Unfortunately, he has no direct influence on the kidnapers." Anderson, a wire service correspondent, is believed to be held by Shiite Muslims with ties to Iran.

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