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Zaire Conflict / Egypt and United States Involvement #54567

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 06, 1978
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(Studio) Info. learned with regard to Egypt's involvement in Zaire conflict noted. Update on American efforts to aid President Mobutu Sese Seko to be reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Zaire) Role of United States Air Force in transporting Moroccan troops into Lubumbashi from Kinshasa and expected increase in Air Force role outlined. Details given about information learned that United States transport planes will bring Soviet-made cannons to Zaire from Egypt, which got cannons from USSR when relations between 2 ntns. were good. Also noted is plan for Egyptian military advisers to train Zairian soldiers in use of cannons. Expected role of Moroccans in Shaba prov. outlined. Alleged role of Sovs. and Cubans in support of Katangan rebels that invaded Zaire mentioned.
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

Reasoner, Harry;
Tuckner, Howard

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