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Lebanon / Fighting / Arab Troops / Evacuations #488804

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 22, 1976
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(Studio) Fighting breaks out in Beirut. Christians take Palestinian refugee camp and try to take another camp. British convoy of evacuees (10 Americans incld.) leaves Lebanon. Arab peacekeeping force arriving in Lebanon.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Beirut, Lebanon) Arab forces convoy arrives in relaxed fashion. Troops arrive at airport. Syrian and Libyan troops make up the Arab League security force. Airport to reopen under Arab League security. Syrian-backed commandos scheduled to withdraw. Force's mission is to police cease-fire while ptys. to conflict negotiate. Syrian-backed commando leader, Zuheir Mohsin, not optimistic about plan. Arab force is in country as noncombattants. British convoy of evacuees leaves for Damascus; Arab League truce makes convoy possible.

(Studio) Ship of American evacuees from Lebanon arrives in Greece. Report to follow.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Lord, Bill

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