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Iraq / Kurdish Refugees / Refugee Camps #134168

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 18, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Silopi, Turkey: Mike Lee) Role of United States military in bringing in aid to Kurdish refugees featured; scenes shown from near the Turkey-Iraq border. Iraqi government noted encouraging Kurds to return home.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Search for sites for refugee camps to be set up inside Iraq featured; scenes shown from near Zakho, Iraq; details given of logistical problems in relocating the Kurds. Plans for operations commander John Shalikashvili to meet with Iraqi officials noted. American intelligence forces said indicating Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is more interested in rebuilding than in interfering now.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Dennis Troute) President Bush's administration's hope that US-built refugee camps will be run by United Nations featured; scenes shown from Kurdish refugee camps. [MAN - says there is no United Nations in the field in Turkey.] UN's position and the problem of long-term security there detailed. [Second MAN - clarifies United Nations position.]

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Troute, Dennis;
Zelnick, Bob

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