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Zaire / Refugees / Aid Mission #163549

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 14, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Goma: Deborah Wang) The Multinational operation, which will include US troops, to help refugees trapped by fighting among rival militias in eastern Zaire featured; scenes shown of the refugees, who are cut off from relief supplies. [US Army Major General Edwin JONES - says we are here to assess the situation.] [UN spokesman Ray WILKINSON - says the firing has increased.] The control of the refugees by Hutu militias, who refuse to return to Rwanda, outlined. [Doctors Without Borders Samantha BOLTON - says the refugees have to be separated from the killers.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The complicated and limited United States mission in Zaire to feed the starving people examined. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY, deputy State Department spokesman Glyn DAVIES - say our mission will not be to disarm factions.] [Interaction president Julia TAFT - comments on the need for aid.] [Senator John WARNER - worries about "mission creep."]

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Wang, Deborah

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