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Persian Gulf War / The Battle / Kuwait #133339

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 28, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Pentagon plans to begin withdrawing forces from the Persian Gulf featured. [Joint Chiefs of Staff operations director Lieutenant General Thomas KELLY - says it will be a herculean task to bring troops home.] Three units that will likely be called home first named. ["Armed Forces Journal" John ROOS - comments on importance of bringing them home.] Reserves specialists who will remain to help with the rebuilding of Kuwait listed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Kelly that the Iraqi army is now a rabble noted. Report introduced.

(Northwest Kuwait: Jim Wooten) Yesterday's tank battle between allies and Republican Guard featured; battlefield scenes shown of tanks, cluster bombing, surrendering Iraqis, damaged armor. [On phone, 3rd Brigade commander Colonel Rob GOFF - communicates with troops.] Allies' destruction of Iraqi equipment shown. [3rd Brigade Major Larry SCHULTZ, GOFF - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) American casualty figures updated.

(Saudi Arabia: Bill Redeker) The overall military picture following the 100- hour ground war presented; battle scenes shown. [3rd Brigade Major John DEMPSEY - warns troops to be careful.] [US Central Command Brigadier General Richard NEAL - cites today's firings by Iraqis.] Disabled Iraqi tanks shown being blown up. [3rd Brigade Major Larry SCHULTZ - comments.] Iraqi POWs shown. [Three tank TROOPS - react to news of a cease-fire.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Soviet defense minister Dmitri Yazov about failure of Iraqi air defenses noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill;
Wooten, Jim;
Zelnick, Bob

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