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Lebanon / Army Rebellion #244770

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 10, 1976
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(Studio) Crisis in Lebanon's army grows; may topple peace between Moslems and Christians. Moslem army rebels take 3 more outposts. Amnesty to deserters offered by army, but no word of takers.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Arnun, Lebanon) Split in army long known. Now desertions and mutiny multiply. One mutiny took place in Arnun, south village. New Lebanese Arab Army captured castle. NLAA made up of Moslem deserters, angry over alleged Christian bias in army. Lieutenant Ahmed al-Khatib heads group. Some pictures forbidden, but men pose for newspaper photos. Only 1 injured in Arnun takeover, in which men and artillery were pledged to the rebels. Arnun importance noted. Rebels have many victories in south

Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike

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