Serial 175

[Editor’s note: Most of this serial remains classified.]

0 192217Z NOV 78
FM CIA
TO RUETIAA/DIRNSA
RUEHC/DEPT OF STATE
RUEKJCS/DIA
illegible/TREASURY DEPT
illegible/SECRET SERVICE
illegible/FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
ZEN/WHITE HOUSE SITUATION ROOM
ZEN/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL STAFF
ZEN/CIA OPERATIONS CENTER
BT
SECRET

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

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This is an information report, not finally evaluated intelligence. Report class secret-[deleted words]

Country Guyana/US

Subject [deleted line] the Jonestown settlement of the People’s Temple agricultural project

Source: [three lines blacked out]

1. [Deleted word] comment: During the afternoon of 18 November 1978 a group of hard-core militants of the People’s Temple Agricultural Movement (PTAM) ambushed and killed Congressman Leo P. [J.] Ryan (D-Cal), and four other members of his party. Following a meeting between Cong. Ryan and PTAM members at the cult’s Jonestown settlement, located near Port Kaituma, Northwest Territory, Guyana. The attack occurred as Congressman Ryan and his party are preparing to depart Port Kaituma airport, enroute to Georgetown. Following the assault at Port Kaituma, the PTAM militants, members of the group’s security arm, return to the Jonestown settlement where they joined the remainder

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Originally posted on May 21st, 2018.

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