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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / Ethnic Cleansing / NATO Bombing / Convoy Bombing / Reserves #185700

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 16, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Kukes, Albania: Richard Gizbert) The nearly final ethnic cleansing of Kosovo by the Serbs featured; scenes shown of refugees moving along the border; map shown of cities that have been virtually deserted. [UN Refugee Commission-Geneva Kris JANOWSKI - cites the scope of the expulsion.] [OSCE monitor Doran VIENNEAU - says Mitrovica is the last city to be emptied.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air campaign updated; scenes shown from Serb television of damages.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) Questions about NATO's bombing of a civilian convoy in Kosovo further examined. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) spokesman Jamie SHEA, Secretary of Defense William COHEN - state NATO's positions.] [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN, military analyst John HILLEN - analyze that Serb pictures of the convoy are posed.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Evidence of mass killing west of Pristina, Kosovo, noted.

(Washington: Barry Serafin) United States decision to call up military reserves examined; details given of their role in the Kosovo campaign. [Reservist's wife Linda GRINDLE, Air National Guard sergeant Steve GRINDLE - react to the call-up.] [COHEN, acting assistant Secretary of Defense Charles CRAGIN, Air National Guard Lieutenant Michelle VAN der LINDEN - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Protest by Serb-Americans in Dearborn, Michigan, during President Clinton's visit shown.

Gizbert, Richard;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Serafin, Barry

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