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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / Civilian Strike #185684

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 15, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Admission by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) that its planes bombed civilians in Kosovo yesterday noted.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The strike on civilians by two F-16 pilots reviewed. [Voice of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) F-16 PILOT - recounts spotting a three-vehicle convoy, making sure that they are military vehicles and bombing them.] [NATO spokesman Jamie SHEA - says a civilian vehicle was hit in a tragic accident.] [Yesterday, Joint Staff vice director Major General Charles WALD - defends the bomb drop.] The frustration for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) over this incident reiterated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Morton Dean) Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's government use of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) plane attack on the convoy of Albanian refugees reviewed; scenes shown from Serb television of anti-NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) propaganda. [In Belgrade, two Serbs WOMEN - believe NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is deliberately attacking civilians.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: John Cochran) President Clinton's firm stance in support of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air war featured; scenes shown from his appearance in San Francisco. [CLINTON - says there will be some errors in this kind of conflict and the mission will continue.] [Secretary of Defense William COHEN, British foreign secretary Robin COOK - respond to Milosevic.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(At the Macedonian border with Kosovo: Jane Clayson) A new rush of refugees out of Kosovo featured; scenes shown of the people while their stories are recounted. [UN High Commission for Refugees Ron REDMOND - says the Serbs drove the Kosovars out.]

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

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