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Lebanon / Power Struggle #487458

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 15, 1976
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(Studio) Rptd. President Suleiman Franjieh willing to give up president if it looks as though he did it willingly and the successor is acceptable to him. Rebel troops march on Beirut. Syrian troops reported disguised as Palestine Liberation Army members
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(Beirut, Lebanon) Moslem deserters from army are led by Lieutenant Abmed al-Khatib. Rebel unit moves 7 mile from president palace. They and regular armed forces join together. Syrian-controlled Palestinian troops block route of 1 unit. Syria doesn't want renewed fighting. Fighting flares up in hotel district.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Newman, Edwin

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