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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / Refugees / Belgrade #185986

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 05, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The 13th day of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes against Serbia over Kosovo introduced; Yugoslav television footage shown.

(At the Macedonian border with Kosovo: Mike Lee) The plight of Albanian Kosovar refugees along the Macedonia border reviewed; scenes shown of the people boarding buses and planes. [REFUGEE - says his dream is for a free land.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) mission to help the refugees in Albanian and Macedonia noted.

(Duras, Albania: Jim Wooten) Starting up the American presence in Albania to help the exiles featured; scenes shown of tent cities being set up. [US Air Force Major General William HINTON, Italian relief mission Massimo SIMONELLI, Italian relief worker Antonio MAZZEO - comment on the aid operation.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) operation updated; aerial photograph shown of a Kosovo village being ethnically cleansed. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) military spokesman Ar. Commodore David WILBY - describes the destruction of a village.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman Captain Steve PIETROPAOLI - admits the limitations of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes.] NATO's concession that Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is in the final stages of driving most ethnic Albanians from Kosovo and of its plans to intensify bombing when civilians are gone noted. [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - says Milosevic may think he is finished.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Morton Dean) The view from the Serbian capital city of Belgrade featured; scenes shown from Serb television and from the city streets. [Serb WOMAN - says Kosovo should stay part of Yugoslavia.] [In Belgrade, MAN - comments.]

Dean, Morton;
Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
McWethy, John;
Wooten, Jim

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