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Somalia / Famine Relief / United States Military / Baidoa, Mogadishu #138955

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 11, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baidoa: Jim Laurie) The situation in the interior of Somalia now that the armed gangs, called "technicals," have moved there to loot the relief aid stations before the United States troops arrive featured; scenes shown from Baidoa, Somalia. [World Vision Paul JONES, CARE Lockton MORRISSEY - comment on the violence due to the delay of the troops' arrival.] The risks facing those who need food and those who provide it detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Mogadishu: Bill Redeker) Meeting of the two warlords who control Mogadishu featured; scenes shown of Ali Mahdi Mohammed and General Mohammed Farah Aidid embracing and announcing a peace plan. [MAHDI - asks for disarming the people.] Role of the Marines as providers of security for food convoys outlined. [At grain warehouse, MARINE - says the people wait.]

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim;
Redeker, Bill

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