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USSR / Azerbaijan Unrest #124731

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 15, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Declaration of state of emergency in Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan, USSR , noted.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) Continued violent unrest in Azerbaijan, USSR , despite presence of Soviet troops featured; details given of spate of killings there following Moslem Azerbaijani protests calling for expulsion of Christian Armenians; scenes shown. [ARMENIAN - says it is impossible to live here.] Description given of battles between factions. Possibility that President Mikhail Gorbachev may have to use force to settle this ethnic issue noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Casualty figures for region cited.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim
Duration:
00:02:50

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