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Conflict Incident Report

U.S. Ambassador kidnapped and killed

Associated Timeline/Case: 
The Two-Year War | February, 1975 to December, 1976
Date of incident: 
June 16, 1976 to June 18, 1976
Death toll: 

U.S. Ambassador Francis Melloy, his economic advisor, Robert Waring, and the embassy’s driver were kidnapped on the East/West Beirut border and killed by unidentified assailants. Two days later 263 foreigners left the country.

Primary category: 
Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]