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Persian Gulf War / Review / Missiles / Ground War / Iraq #133248

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 02, 1991
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Airport collision in Los Angeles noted. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Morton Dean) Today's status of the gulf war featured; review given of allied planes lost and estimated United States losses; scenes shown from Khafji, Saudi Arabia. [Defense Intelligence Agency Rear Admiral Mike McCONNELL - says Iraqi forces have "hunkered down."] [Three United States gunship CREWMEN - comment on battle.] [Chief of staff general command Major General Robert JOHNSTON - says Iraqi naval forces are now combat ineffective.] Slowing of advance of oil slick in the Persian Gulf noted. [Saudi oil expert Abdullah DABBAGH - estimates when slick will reach desalinization plants.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Interception of Iraqi Scud missile fired over Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by a Patriot shown. Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Dean Reynolds) Ninth Scud attack on Israel featured; scenes from West Bank and map shown.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Allies reported recapturing Umm al Maradim, Kuwait; scenes shown of this island. Report introduced.

(With the 2nd Marine Division near the Kuwait border: Linda Pattillo) The Saudi-Kuwait front featured; night and day scenes shown of Marines on the front line. [United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Keith HOLCOMB - describes the confusion of night fighting.] [United States Marine Corps L/Corporal Ancel WILLIS - talks about hitting Iraqi tank.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Pictures of damages in Iraq shown. Tomorrow's "This Week with David Brinkley" previewed.

Dean, Morton;
Pattillo, Linda;
Reynolds, Dean;
Simpson, Carole

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