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Hijacking / Algeria #114977

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 14, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Release of one more hostage from Kuwaiti plane now in Algeria reported

(Algiers, Algeria: Pierre Salinger) Status of negotiations with hijackers in Algeria reported; scenes shown of released hostage. Announcement by hostage Zeid Ahmad to airport tower quoted; report from doctor examining hostages detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Report from Algerians to United States on how crisis could be settled and position of United States detailed. Presence of American citizen, Mohammed Ramadan Ali, among released hostages recalled. Call for Secretary of State George Shultz to take role in dealings reported [Representative Louise SLAUGHTER - says one terrorist may be involved in kidnappings in Lebanon.] Terrorist Imad Mughniya, Lebanese Shiite Moslem, reported related to one of 17 terrorists convicted for activities in Kuwait; scenes shown. Sources reported concluding Mughniyeh not on plane now.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Funerals for two hostages killed by hijackers in Larnaca, Cyprus, reported; scenes shown from Kuwait.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Salinger, Pierre

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