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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / Refugees / NATO Bombing #185732

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 18, 1999
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The latest accounts of Serb atrocities in Kosovo examined. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) military spokesman Brigadier General Giuseppe MARANI - says there have been reports of the use of grave-digging chain gangs.] [Yugoslav foreign minister Zivadin JOVANOVIC - denies the reports of atrocities.] The dramatic improvement in the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air campaign and the likelihood that ground troops will be needed noted. [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) strikes have doubled against key targets.] [Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - says the air campaign goes on; reaffirms that President Clinton has no intention of using ground forces.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Last night's intense bombing campaign noted.

(Pancevo, Yugoslavia: Morton Dean) The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes reviewed; scenes shown of the damages. [In a Belgrade McDonald's, Serb WOMAN - comments.] [Belgrade deputy mayor Milan BOZIC - criticizes NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) aggression.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) The destruction of a carload of Albanian refugees when their vehicle hit a Serb land mine shown. [Refugee Ibish BERISHA - (thru translator) describes what happened after the explosion.]

(At the Macedonia border with Kosovo: Jane Clayson) The plight of ethnic Albanian refugees updated; scenes shown from a tiny Macedonian town where 3,000 have taken refuge with the village residents.

Clayson, Jane;
Dean, Morton;
Raddatz, Martha;
Simpson, Carole

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