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Hijacking / Algeria / Kuwait #114955

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 13, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Algiers, Algeria: Greg Dobbs) Current status of hijacked Kuwaiti plane now in Algeria reported; details given of negotiations, scenes shown. Stmt. from Algerian interior minister quoted. [Kuwaiti delegation LDR. - (thru translator) says they trust Algerian negotiators.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Algiers, Algeria: Pierre Salinger) Reasons for Algeria's role in hijacking crisis examined; PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's ties to Algeria detailed. Algerians' international reputation for handling crises discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Return of bodies of two slain hostages to Kuwait reported Report introduced.

(Kuwait: Hilary Bowker) Homecoming of released hostages to Kuwait featured; scenes shown. [WOMAN - comments.] [In Cyprus, released HOSTAGE - comments.] [Kuwaiti newspaper ED. - discusses Iran's role in hijacking.] Stmt. from Arafat blaming incident on Iran quoted. Response from Iran detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Problems for commando forces in possible storming of any 747 plane examined.

Bowker, Hilary;
Dobbs, Greg;
Jennings, Peter;
Salinger, Pierre

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