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FBIS Text Message Announcing Yugoslavian President Tito's Death

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The Foreign Broadcast Information Service was an integral provider of open-source intelligence information for the US Government.

Filed on 4 May 1980 from the FBIS Austria Bureau, this message regards the Bucharest Radio announcement of President Tito’s death.  It states:

“The LYC Central Committee of the presidium of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia have informed the workers class, the working people and citizens, the peoples and nationalities of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia that comrade Josip Broz Tito, President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and LCY Chairman, has passed away.”