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Jordan / Civil War / Hostages / US #12048

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 17, 1970
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(Studio) King Hussein claims Amman, Jordan, guerrillas crushed; heavy casualties on both sides; hostages' fate unknown; Nixon orders advisers to emergency session.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Chicago, Illinois) White House holds Palestinians responsible for hostages' safety. [NIXON - says United States protects all citizens.] Nixon and Israeli Prime Min. Golda Meir will discuss Jordan tomorrow.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) 6th Fleet on alert; air transports in Turkey may evacuate Americans from Jordan.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Americans evacuated only if lives threatened; troops and ships ready.
REPORTER: John Scali

Jarriel, Tom;
Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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