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Iraq / Kurdish Refugees / Zakho #134331

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 26, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) The Kurdish refugees and role of the US military and the United Nations in aiding them examined. [President BUSH - says he does not expect complications with Iraq and that United Nations has a major role to play.] [UN Secretary General Javier PEREZ de CUELLAR - says United Nations will replace the allies with its civilian staff.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Zakho: Mark Litke) Kurds, Iraqis and reporters in the town of Zakho, Iraq, featured; scenes shown of Baghdad-based foreign correspondents touring Zakho and meeting journalists coming from the other side. [London "Times" Chris WALKER - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Plans for United States to fly 1,000 Kurds down from the mountains to inspect the tent city near Zakho reported.

(On the Turkish-Iraqi border: John Donvan) Life for the Kurds in the mountain refugee camps featured; scenes shown of these makeshift camps that are finally being organized. [Kurdish WOMAN - (thru translator) says she wants to go home.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Saudi Arabia reported agreeing to take in refugees in the Kuwait-Iraq buffer zone; map shown.

Donvan, John;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark

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