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Lebanon / Power Struggle #487447

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 12, 1976
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(Studio) President Suleiman Franjieh says he won't resign. Beirut army commander who seized power warns Franjieh he'd better quit.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Beirut, Lebanon) Commander of Beirut army garrison, Brigadier General Aziz Abdab proclaims self military governor and gives Franjieh 24 hrs. to step down. Franjieh refuses. Fighting breaks out in areas of city. 1 killed; 1 hurt. Threat of civil war grows as power struggle conts.
REPORTER: Bob Suffel

Chancellor, John;
Suffel, Bob

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