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Hijacking / Algeria / Kuwait #115114

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 20, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Ending of hijacking of Kuwaiti plane reported; scenes shown of hostages leaving plane in Algiers, Algeria. Report introduced.

(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Hijackers reported allowed to leave Algeria; details given of United States response to that decision, scenes shown. Hassan Izz- al-Din said identification as one of hijackers; probability that he killed United States Navy diver Robert Stethem during 1985 Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacking recalled. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says these hijackers are murderers.] [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - says United States will bring hijackers to justice.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Kuwait: Hilary Bowker) Reaction of Kuwait to end of hijacking featured; details given, scenes shown. [Pilot's wife Sonia SUBHI - describes reaction.] Kuwait's public and private reaction to Algeria's allowing hijackers to go free detailed.

Bowker, Hilary;
Jennings, Peter;
Meserve, Jeanne

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