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Bosnia / Civil War / Sarajevo / United Nations Hostages #160055

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 26, 1995
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(No location given: Garrick Utley) The use of United Nations soldiers as hostages by Bosnian Serbs, whose bases had been bombed by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) planes, featured; scenes shown of three United Nations soldiers chained up at a Serb warehouse to curtail further bombing raids. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Secretary General Willy CLAES - says the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) actions were in response to violations of safe areas by the Serbs.] Site of last night's Serb shelling of a cafe in Tuzla, Bosnia, shown.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(State Department: David Ensor) The options open to the United Nations and Western allies in response to the hostage-taking of either widening the war or pulling out the United Nations peacekeepers altogether examined; scenes shown. [President CLINTON - comments.] [In Rome, Secretary of Defense William PERRY - supports air strikes.] The appeal to Russian President Boris Yeltsin noted. [Former Secretary of State Lawrence EAGLEBURGER - calls for tougher tactics against the Serbs.]

Ensor, David;
Sawyer, Forrest;
Utley, Garrick

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