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Lebanon Hostages #547290

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 01, 1986
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[Bypassed introduction]

(New York City: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Rick Davis) Status of efforts to win release of fors. held hostage in Lebanon examined; Syria's role said indicated by presence here of Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velyati. Islamic Jihad, holding Americans Terry Anderson, Thomas Sutherland and David Jacobsen, noted followers of Ayatollah Khomeini; group recalled claiming to have executed hostage William Buckley last year Arab Revolutionary Cells mentioned claiming to have Frank Herbert Reed, with Revolutionary Justice Org. assuming responsibility for abduction of Joseph Cicippio and Edward Austin Tracy. Church of England envoy Terry Waite's role in negotiations reviewed.

Chung, Connie;
Davis, Rick

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