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Lebanon Situation #488741

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 18, 1976
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(Studio) United States embassy in Lebanon urges all Americans to leave country British convoy has already made its way to Damascus, Syria; incld. van carrying bodies of Ambassador Francis Meloy and aide Robert Waring, who were murdered on Wednesday
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Beirut, Lebanon) Bodies of American diplomats given honors at United States embassy Palestine Liberation Org. provides armed escort for convoy. Trip to Damascus takes 8 hrs.; convoy forced to detour several times.

(Damascus, Syria) Special envoy Dean Brown aboard United States plane sent to pick up diplomats' bodies. [BROWN - calls murders tragic loss of life.] Daniel Meloy, brother of Francis Meloy, aboard plane also.

(Studio) Former film report made by Craig and film crew traveling-with convoy. Craig and crew flew to Amman, Jordan, from Damascus to cut film; then sent by satellite to NBC.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Craig, Don

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