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Syria / Lebanese Occupation #488757

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 02, 1976
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(Studio) Lebanese civil war may be headed toward settlement, imposed by 9000 troops from neighboring Syria. Syrians have stopped fighting in north Lebanon and parts of eastern Lebanon. Some fighting still in Beirut. Russians call for end to fighting; Israelis standing by.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(E. Lebanon) Syrian troop move into Bekaa valley described. Syrians face determined opposition from Moslem left in Beirut. If Syrian President Assad really plans to impose peace, troops to get 1st taste of battle along Damascus-Beirut highway

(Studio) Israeli Prime Min. Rabin says country to decide its moves according to Syrian actions. Leader leftist movement, Kamal Jumblatt, has decided he needs help from France. France reacts.

(Paris, France) Wk. ago Jumblatt scoffed at President Giscard d'Estaing's offer to send troops to Lebanon to restore order. [French foreign minister Jean SAUVAGNARGUES - says France to make contribution to help bring about Lebanese cease-fire.] Form of French support not decided.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Present situation in Lebanon reviewed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Lord, Bill;
Palmer, John

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