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Sudan / Counter Coup #16377

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 22, 1971
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(Studio) Sudan leader Gaafar Mohammed Al-Nimeiry regains power in counter coup. Lieutenant Colonel Babakr Al-Nur Osman to have taken over leadership following Monday coup; arrested today by Libya after plane forced to land in Benghazi, Libya; Iraq plane crashes on way to Sudan, Africa, to talk to Monday coup leaders
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(London, England) [Al-Nur OSMAN - says coup necessary because Nimeiry began to create dictatorship; Nimeiry under arrest; to be tried after investigation.]
REPORTER: Peter Martin

(Studio) Nimeiry anti-communist; willing to accept USSR aid; Al-Nur Osman Communist supported; Nimeiry urges Communists in Sudan hunted down following return to power today.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Martin, Peter;
Reasoner, Harry

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