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Iraq / United States Air Assault / Baghdad / Kuwait Border Dispute #143953

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 17, 1993
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) United States air assault on Iraq in response to further acts of defiance by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; scenes shown of cruise missiles and anti-aircraft fire in the skies over Baghdad. [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - describes the weapons plant that was the target.] Map and satellite photos shown. The series of incidents in the northern "no-fly" zone reviewed; map shown. [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - cites Saddam's response.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jim Laurie) Reporter's personal account of events in Baghdad presented; night skies scenes and Baghdad map shown. Iraq's explanation of what goes on in the plant that was attacked noted. Damage to the lobby of the Rashid Hotel, apparently from a missile, shown. Saddam's continued defiance discussed.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Kuwait: John Laurence) The dispute over Iraqi police outposts in Kuwaiti territory examined; scenes shown from the border, including the presence of a United States military task force. [Kuwaiti minister of information Saud Nasir al-SABAH - says the posts are being dismantled.] [Colonel Leon LAPORTE, Captain Mike MAUGHAN, joint task force commander Major General Robert FRIX - comment on their mission.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Statement from President-elect Bill Clinton supporting President Bush's administration reported.

Laurence, John;
Laurie, Jim;
McWethy, John;
Sawyer, Forrest

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