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Lebanon / Fighting #487627

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 25, 1976
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(Studio) Christians losing strongholds to Leftists. President Suleiman Franjieh flees palace for refuge in Christian community.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Beirut, Lebanon) Leftists continue advances. They demand Franjieh's resignation and withdrawal of Christian forces from suburbs and mts. around Beirut. Rptd. Christian village surrendering with many trying to flee to Cyprus. Looks like port area will soon fall to Moslems. No place safe due to shelling. 500 killed in 3 days. Most sleep in basements. Syrian efforts at peace have failed.
REPORTER: David Burrington

Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John

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