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Lebanon Situation / American Evacuation #246483

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 18, 1976
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(Studio) American evacuation in Lebanon begins. British convoy leaves Lebanon and reaches Syria safely; bodies of United States ambassador Francis Meloy and aide Robert Waring incld. in convoy.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Beirut, Lebanon) Execution style murders touch off alarm among all those involved in Lebanon situation. Today's evacuation is trial run; massive evacuation on Saturday

(Damascus, Syria) 6 hrs. later, caravan reaches Syria. United States plane arrives in Damascus to take bodies back to US. [Envoy L. Dean BROWN - regrets tragic loss of American diplomats.] Meloy's brother, Daniel, also on plane. Plane to stop briefly in Athens, Greece, to take aboard Waring's widow and daughter.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Studio) State Department spokesperson says United States assured of safe conduct through Lebanon for American convoys. Marvin Kalb reports assurances may be from Palestine Liberation Organization.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Lee, Mike;
McNamara, Bob;
Mudd, Roger

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