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Bosnia-Herzegovina / Sarajevo Airlift #142082

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 30, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Pentagon announcement that a marine amphibious readiness group is in the Adriatic Sea ready to help with the protection of the airlift of supplies to besieged Sarajevo, Bosnia, featured; scenes shown. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says President Bush has told United Nations that United States airlift capabilities are ready.] [Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - notes possible air cover for a ground supply route.] Aim of lifting the siege on Sarajevo and forcing a Serbian withdrawal noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Arrival of first French-led relief flights reported.

(Sarajevo: Edward Stourton) Route of the first supplies into the airport and trucking through the city featured; scenes shown of planes bringing food and water to the airport. [UN commander Major General Lewis MacKENZIE - hopes for restraint.] Resumption of the fighting near the airport shown.

Jennings, Peter;
Stourton, Edward;
Zelnick, Bob

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