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Nicaragua #500660

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 17, 1978
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(Studio) Nicaraguan government reports that Leon has been retaken from rebels noted. Alleged firing on Nicaraguan national guard by Venezuelan fighter on loan to Costa Rica reported Info. learned that there have been executions in Leon stated.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Leon, Nicaragua) Audio report Details about information learned concerning national guard's mass execution of Leon residents given. Red Cross confirmation of one mass execution reported.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(Studio) Upcoming report noted to have been filed by correspondent Don Critchfield, concerning 3-day experience in being trapped in private home in Leon along with camera crew. Warning given about cremation scene in report
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Leon, Nicaragua) Details of fighting in Leon over 3-day period described. Red Cross efforts to aid wounded and to find dead noted. Departure from city after halt in fighting reported.
REPORTER: Don Critchfield

Critchfield, Don;
Francis, Fred;
Savitch, Jessica

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