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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / Captured Soldiers #186035

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 08, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The 16th day of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombing operation against the Serbs reported.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) NATO's day and night operation reviewed; details given of Pentagon estimates on the damages from the bombing; cockpit video shown. [Joint Staff director of intelligence R/Admiral Thomas WILSON - reviews the bombing campaign.] The schedule for getting Apache helicopters and their support into position in Albania noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Morton Dean) Telephone report on the mission by the acting president of Cyprus Spyros Kyprianou to get Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to free the three captured United States servicemen featured. [KYPRIANOU - offers to help.] [Serb paramilitary leader Zeljko Raznjatovic ARKAN - explains why the Serbs would release enemy soldiers.] Serbs soldiers shown mining the border with Albania.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(At the Macedonian border with Kosovo: Mike Lee) An inside look into the Kosovo capital of Pristina, which is virtually now deserted, presented; scenes shown of the damages in the city. [Serb Media Center Radovan UROSEVIC - comments.] [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) military spokesman Air Commodore David WILBY - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) did not cause the random damage in Pristina.] [Via telephone from Pristina, ethnic ALBANIAN - says his Serb neighbors help him; says Kosovars were ordered back by the Serbs.] [USAid Kim MAYNARD - comments on the refugees.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) One very old man shown being allowed to cross the Albania-Kosovo border.

(Korce, Albania: Jane Clayson) The warm welcome in Albania for a group of refugees who travelled for hours during the night featured; scenes shown from the poor village of Korce, Albania, which has welcomed 350 refugees. [Albanian WOMAN - wants to help.]

Clayson, Jane;
Dean, Morton;
Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
McWethy, John

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