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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / Convoy Attacks #185749

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 19, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The growing expense to the United States of keeping the NATO air war over Kosovo going noted.

(Aviano Air Base, Italy: John McWethy) NATO's admission of two mistaken attacks on convoys in Kosovo that included civilians examined; gun camera videos shown. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air wing commander Brigadier General Daniel LEAF - says the pilots thought they were military vehicles.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The intensification of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes noted.

(Novi Sad: Morton Dean) Report on the damages in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, from the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) attacks presented; scenes shown of bombing, fires and wreckage, including a downed bridge.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jackie Judd) The debate within NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) over taking control of ship routes in the Adriatic Sea examined. [White House press secretary Joe LOCKHART - comments.] [State Department spokesman James RUBIN - says there are legal justifications for stopping fuel ships.] [Former deputy assistant Secretary of Defense retired Brigadier General Tip OSTERTHALER - comments on NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) consensus.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The status of the flow of refugees out of Kosovo into Albania and Macedonia updated. The confirmation that two Americans, David and Penny McCall, were killed on a mission for Refugees International reported; photograph shown.

Dean, Morton;
Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie;
McWethy, John

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