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Lebanon Civil War / Red Cross Evac. / Civilian Escape Attempt #247808

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 06, 1976
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(Studio) Panicking civilians rush Red Cross evacuation trucks in Tell Zaatar refugee camp near Beirut. Further rescue missions canceled for time being. Christian sniper fire hit 4 wounded and 1 Red Cross driver.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Beirut, Lebanon) Reporter relates events with regard to civilian rush of Red Cross trucks to try to escape camp. Palestinians fire guns into air to try to control crowd, but some of gunfire from outside camp aimed at Red Cross workers, who were pinned down. 1 sniper seemed determined to keep evacuation from working, continuing to fire on all attempts. Rescue was eventually called off.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Mudd, Roger;
Tunnell, Doug

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