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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 11, 1976
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(Studio) Christian President Suleiman Franjieh and Moslem Premier Rashid Karami given 24 hrs. to quit by military commander of Beirut who announces power takeover. He orders parliament to elect new government in week
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Beirut, Lebanon) Moslem soldiers of Lebanese army have deserted and captured military outposts. They call selves Lebanese Arab Army and pick up support from Palestinians, leftists and Moslems. [Leader rebels Lieutenant Ahmed al-KHATIB - cites problems that must be solved.] Khatib says government must be replaced in order to get reforms. Rebel army controls most of cntryside. and Tripoli. Fighting begins between Moslems and Christians. Framjieh must resign or call all his supporters to battle and risk another civil war.
REPORTER: Bob Supple

Chancellor, John;
Supple, Bob

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