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Somalia / United States Troops #144751

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 04, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Massive violence in Mogadishu as United States forces try to capture Somali warlord General Mohammed Farah Aidid featured; American casualty figures cited. [Canadian reporter Paul WATSON - describes American bodies being dragged through the streets.] Videotape shown of captured helicopter pilot CWO Michael Durant, who was taken prisoner. [Secretary of Defense Les ASPIN - responds.] United States reinforcements being sent to Somalia listed. [Senator Robert BYRD - says let's get out.] Position of President Clinton's administration on the operation against Aidid noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: Brit Hume) Indications that the administration will review policy in Somalia featured. [CLINTON - responds to today's events.] Clinton's position on the United States presence in Somalia discussed.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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