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Lebanon / Fighting / Attack #244940

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 19, 1976
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(Studio) Rocket slams into Syrian jet carrying Lebanese officials at Beirut airport.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Beirut, Lebanon) Jet was to take Lebanese Moslems to meet with Syrian President Suleiman Franjieh. Plane attacked after Premier Rashid Karami and ex-prem. Saeb Salam boarded. No 1 hurt. Airport patrolled by Palestinian guerrillas and pro-Syrian troops. Rptd. Franjieh not resigning until sure successor will be handpicked maronite Christian. Fighting in hotel district conts.

Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike

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