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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / The Serbs / NATO Air Strikes #186002

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The reaction of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and President Clinton to the offer of a truce from the Serbs outlined on screen.

(Belgrade: Morton Dean) The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombing campaign against Serbia at the time of Yugoslavia's offer of a unilateral cease-fire reviewed; scenes shown from Aleksinac, Yugoslavia, where a residential neighborhood was damaged. [Deputy prime minister Vuk DRASKOVIC - says the cease-fire offer is unilateral.] [Foreign ministry spokesman Nebojsa VUJOVIC - says no NATO peacekeeping troops will be allowed.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Sam Donaldson) The administration's support of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes reiterated. [Secretary of Defense William COHEN - downplays the Serb offer of a cease-fire.] [White House press secretary Joe LOCKHART - says the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies are unified; restates no ground troops.] Findings of an ABC News/Washington Post poll on whether air strikes are seen as enough to bring peace to Kosovo cited. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Hugh SHELTON - says the mission will be carried out until Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic offers an acceptable deal.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The intensification of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air attacks to disrupt military supplies lines examined; scenes shown of damages. [Voice of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) military spokesman Air Commodore David WILBY - shows the on-target bombing.] [SOLDIER - admits sometimes bombs go off target.] The increased presence of United States ground troops in Macedonia and Albania noted.

Dean, Morton;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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