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Bosnia / Civil War / United Nations Peacekeepers #160282

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reports introduced.

(Sarajevo: Tony Birtley) Threats from Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic warning against any attempts to rescue the United Nations peacekeepers who are being held hostage featured; scenes shown. [KARADZIC, United Nations spokesman Lieutenant Col Gary COWARD - offer different views on whether there are negotiations.] [UN cavalry battalion Lieutenant Colonel Martin RUTLEDGE - worries about artillery and sniper fire.] The increasing unworkability of the UN role in Bosnia reiterated.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The frustration of the western allies over how to deal with the crisis in Bosnia examined; the warning from French President Jacques Chirac in response to the killing of French UN soldiers quoted. [Pentagon spokesman Kenneth BACON - reaffirms that the US will not contribute troops to the United Nations peacekeeping operations.] US military shown preparing for a more active role in helping peacekeepers get out.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The battle in Gorazde, Bosnia, between the Serbs in the hills and the Moslem populace updated; scenes shown.

Birtley, Tony;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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