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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / Captured Soldiers / Clinton Speech / Refugees #185585

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 01, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The ninth day of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) assault on the Serbs over Kosovo introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The capture of three American soldiers along the Kosovo-Macedonia border featured; scenes shown from the area of the daily patrols and of the men {S/Sgts. Andrew Ramirez, Christopher Stone and Spc. Steven Gonzales} on Serbian TV. [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - opposes a Serb trial of the trio.] [Voice of Stars and Stripes photographer Tim BAKER - comments on the three soldiers.] The continued NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombing campaign updated; scenes shown of a wrecked Serb bridge.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(On the Macedonian-Serbian border: Clay Scott) The danger zone in Macedonia where the United States soldiers were captured featured; scenes shown from along the Kosovo-Macedonia border and of last week's anti-American protests in Macedonia.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Sam Donaldson) The speech by President Clinton to families of military personnel featured. [CLINTON - says there was no basis for the men to be taken and Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic will be held responsible for their safety; outlines the plight of the ethnic Albanians.] [Secretary of Defense William COHEN - says we understood what air power could and could not do.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The meeting of Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova and Milosevic in Belgrade shown.

(Kukes, Albania: Jim Wooten) The exodus of Albanians from Kosovo featured; scenes shown from along the border of the people on the move into Albania. The extent of the poverty in Albania noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(At the Macedonian border with Kosovo: Mike Lee) The bitter journey of ethnic Albanians out of the Kosovo capital of Pristina featured; scenes shown of the refugees on the train and crossing the frontier walking along the railroad tracks. [REFUGEE - describes what happened.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
McWethy, John;
Scott, Clay;
Wooten, Jim

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