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Persian Gulf War / Iraqi Republican Guard #133374

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 05, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Marine jets' bombing of Iraqi convoy mentioned. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Bill Redeker) Allied attacks on Iraqi Republican Guard featured; scenes shown of first published photos of allied air attacks against guard; details given of plans to use additional B-52 bombers. [United States Marine Corps Major General Robert JOHNSTON - says Iraqi military is being softened up.] Bombing of Iraqi bridges by British Tornados shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) First incidence of fighting between Iraqi and Syrian troops reported. Interview held with military expert. [National security analyst Anthony CORDESMAN - assesses role of B-52s against Iraq's dug-in positions; compares impact this pounding is having on the Iraqis to what was faced in the Iran-Iraq war.]

Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill

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