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Iraq / Unrest #133697

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 21, 1991
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Warning from United States to Iraq about its use of helicopters against those fighting to overthrow the government noted.

(State Department: John McWethy) Unrest in Iraq featured; scenes shown from the southern holy Moslem city of Karbala, Iraq, that has been heavily damaged. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says we don't want to see a "Lebanization" of Iraq.] [Middle East analyst Christine Moss HELMS - says war has opened up a Pandora's box among Iraq's religious and ethnic groups.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Claims by Kurdish rebels that troops loyal to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein are dumping sulfuric acid from helicopters on people in Kirkuk, Iraq, reported. Protest by Iran against Iraq's arrest of a leading Shiite cleric noted; scenes shown of him with Hussein.

McWethy, John;
Sawyer, Diane

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