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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Buildup / Refugees / Massacre #185969

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 04, 1999
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) The latest developments in the crisis in Kosovo outlined on screen.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) US/NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) combat readiness in the Kosovo area reviewed; details given of the military equipment being brought into Albania. [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - comments on materiele.] [National Security Adviser Samuel BERGER - says this is not a prelude to ground assault.] [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN - comments on "ground forces."]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Tirana, Albania: Jim Wooten) The arrival of the first relief supplies in the humanitarian mission to aid Albanian Kosovar refugees featured; scenes shown of supplies and American helicopter making deliveries to Kukes, Albania. [US relief operations commander Major General William HINTON - cites the scale of this humanitarian operation.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Near the Macedonian border with Kosovo: Mike Lee) The rescue mission for the ethnic Albanians refugees examined; scenes shown of the people at the Macedonia border. [US assistant Secretary of State Julia TAFT - outlines a burden-sharing plan with Macedonia.] [Catholic Relief Services "FLORENT" - says the people would kill for food.] [REFUGEE - calls it a nightmare situation.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) The videotape made by an Albanian refugee introduced.

(London: Hilary Brown) The videotape indicating bodies of Albanians slain by the Serbs examined. [US ambassador for war crimes issues David SCHEFFER - says

Brown, Hilary;
Lee, Mike;
Raddatz, Martha;
Simpson, Carole;
Wooten, Jim

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