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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / Civilian Convoy / Diplomacy #185667

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 14, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Serb accusations that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombings killed civilians in Kosovo introduced.

(Belgrade: Morton Dean) The deadly massacre of a convoy of Albanian refugees featured; scenes shown of the wreckage and bodies while various individual reports are recounted; details given of a threat from Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to take the war to neighboring countries.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) NATO's investigation of the strike on a convoy in Kosovo examined. [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - says the pilots hit only military vehicles; adds that refugees' reports blame Yugoslav aircraft for the attack on civilian convoys.] [Joint Staff vice director Major General Charles WALD - affirms targeting procedures used by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) pilots.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Footage from inside Kosovo presented; scenes shown of video from a Polish television news crew of ethnic Albanians on the move.

(Capitol Hill: John Cochran) Diplomatic proposal from German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of a one-day suspension of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes if Serb forces begin withdrawing from Kosovo outlined. [White House press secretary Joe LOCKHART - reacts to the German proposal.] President Clinton's desire to keep the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies unified noted.

Cochran, John;
Dean, Morton;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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