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Somalia / Famine Relief / United States Military / Polluted Water #138972

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 12, 1992
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) First delivery of relief aid by the US Marines in Somalia and the first exchange of fire between Somali trucks and United States helicopters detailed.

(Mogadishu: Ron Allen) Presence of the United States military in Somalia featured; scenes shown from Mogadishu. [United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Fred PECK - describes the attack.] [CARE's Cynthia OSTERMAN, World Food Program Paul MITCHELL - comment.] Complaints that the Marines should move into the countryside quicker to prevent starvation there noted. [SOMALI, relief WORKER - comment.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Mogadishu: Linda Pattillo) The pollution of the river providing water for the town of Bardera, Somalia, featured; scenes shown of the river and the town's wells that are now controlled by clansmen. [Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere Somalia Rick GRANT - says the river is poisonous.] Concern that Mogadishu's groundwater will be contaminated by the dead bodies noted. [World Concern Verda WEAVER - comments.]

Allen, Ron;
Pattillo, Linda;
Simpson, Carole

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