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Iraq / Kurdish Refugees / Bush, Hussein / Baker Trip #134456

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 05, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) President Bush reported ordering air drop of emergency supplies to Kurdish rebels fleeing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's army. [BUSH - says he will not use American troops.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Diyarbakir: Sheila MacVicar) Plight of Kurdish refugees along Turkey's border featured; scenes shown from the camps where they wait for a commitment from the international community. [KURD - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Amnesty offer from Hussein to the Kurds reported; map shown.

(Kurdistan: Edward Stourton) Return of Kurds from the hills to northern town of Sulaymaniyah, Iraq, featured; scenes shown from along the highway and from the mostly empty town of Zakho, Iraq.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Victims of napalm dropped by Iraqi helicopters over southern city of Basra, Iraq, shown in Iranian hospital.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; State Department: John McWethy) Problems facing Bush's "new world order" as Secretary of State James Baker prepares to go to the Middle East to visit the region reviewed; details given of focus of Baker's mission on the Israeli peace process.

Jennings, Peter;
MacVicar, Sheila;
McWethy, John;
Stourton, Edward

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