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Persian Gulf War / The Battle #133327

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 27, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Review given of today's battle that might be the last of the war.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Tank battle between allies and Iraq's Revolutionary Guard featured; scenes and map shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bill Redeker) Second tank battle around the airport at Kuwait City, Kuwait, featured; scenes shown of night battle and of mopping up operations the next day. [United States Marine Corps Major General Mike MYATT - describes battle conditions.] Allied casualties in battle along western Kuwait border reviewed. [British company COMMANDER - talks to his troops.] [United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General Walt BOOMER - says Iraqi troops' hearts were not in battle.] Estimates of Iraqi prisoners of war given; scenes shown of their surrendering. [First Marine Division Colonel John ADMIRE - says Iraqi artillery was shooting at its own people.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States casualty figures outlined on screen. US commander General H. Norman Schwarzkopf said summing up Iraqi casualties as "large."

Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill;
Zelnick, Bob

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