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Sudan / Counter Coup #458938

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 22, 1971
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(Studio) Sudan President Gaafar Mohammed Al-Nimeiry restored to power in counter coup; plane carrying anti-Nimeiry people blown up en route to Sudan; Libya Air Force forces BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) airliner to land in Benghazi, Libya, where 2 anti-Nimeiry officers arrested.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(London, England) Babakr Al-Nur Osman left London expecting to assume power as new Sudan, Africa, ruler following coup Monday
REPORTER: David Weber

(Benghazi, Libya) Film shows plane at Benghazi airport, where Al-Nur Osman and companion arrested by Libyan police.
REPORTER: David Weber (narrates)

(London, England) Plane then returned to London. [BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) spokesperson Captain John MEAGHER - tells of Benghazi, Libya, radio ordering pilot to land.] [Unidentified boy PASSENGER - tells of Libyan troops removing Al-Nur Osman from plane.]
REPORTER: David Weber

(Studio) Al-Nur discussed political beliefs before leaving London, England.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(London, England) [al-NUR OSMAN - says economy and political situation in Sudan - must be reconsidered; rule of 1 man must be ended; new government will support Palestinian guerrillas.]
REPORTER: David Weber

Chancellor, John;
Weber, David

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