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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / Refugees / Macedonia #186019

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 07, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The ongoing questions about the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) campaign against Yugoslavia updated.

(Near the Macedonian border with Kosovo: Mike Lee) Macedonia's well- coordinated operation to remove Albanian Kosovar refugees from the border camp featured; details given of where the refugees now may be. [UN Refugee Commission Paula GHEDINI - says families were separated.] [In Albania, two REFUGEES - comment.] Statements on Serb television that the cease-fire has made it safe for the refugees to go back home noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(At the Macedonian border with Kosovo: Jane Clayson) A visit to a NATO camp in Macedonia for Albanian Kosovo refugees who have been scattered featured; scenes shown of the people looking for relatives and being slowly processed. [UN relief worker Joe HEGENAUER - says families cannot yet be traced.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) One measure of the intensity of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes against Yugoslavia outlined.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) NATO's strike against an armored convoy in Kosovo and the United States response to Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's offer of a cease-fire featured. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) military spokesman Air Commodore David WILBY - comments on the strike in the field.] [Pentagon spokesman Captain Michael DOUBLEDAY - comments on arrangements.] [State Department spokesman James RUBIN - expresses concern about the refugees.] [In Brussels, Secretary of Defense William COHEN - says this is no time for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) to pause.] Statement from the Canadian defense minister raising doubts about the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air campaign noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The question of why the Macedonians are moving the Kosovar refugees against their will examined in detail. [Columbia University David PHILLIPS - cites the ethnic balance in Macedonia that could be destabilized by the influx of refugees; explains that an unstable Macedonia could lead to a broader Balkan war.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Soccer match between Greece and Yugoslavia in Macedonia in which players held up a "stop the war" sign shown.

Reporter(s):
Clayson, Jane;
Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
McWethy, John
Duration:
00:09:20

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