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Iraq / Kurdish Rebellion / United States Position #133840

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 29, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Intense fighting between government forces and Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq reported; map shown.

(On the Arbil-Kirkuk highway: Charles Glass) ABC News exclusive report on the Kurds under fire featured; scenes shown from the highway between Kirkuk, Iraq, and Arbil, Iraq. [Kurdish leader Commander KOSRAT - (thru translator) says President Saddam Hussein is directing the attack on Kirkuk.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Iraq: Charles Glass) Two-radio report about the impasse between the government and Kurds featured; scenes shown of the Kurds' counterattack. Possibility of a negotiated settlement outlined. Kurds said disappointed in lack of support from President Bush's administration.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Dennis Troute) Administration's policy of not getting involved in Iraq's internal affairs examined; scenes shown of Kurds. [Foreign policy analyst Robert HUNTER - says administration's policy of calling for a revolt and then standing by is unconscionable.]

Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
Troute, Dennis

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