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Sierra Leone / Crisis / United Nations Peacekeepers #192573

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 08, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The critical situation in war-torn Sierra Leone introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) The United States limited position on helping the UN peacekeepers in Sierra Leone featured. [President CLINTON - says the aim is to restore the vigor of the United Nations peacekeeping mission.] The president's view that United States soldiers will not be sent into a country which has no vital national interest for the United States noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Sierra Leone: Mark Doyle) Demonstrations in Freetown, Sierra Leone, against Foday Sankoh, the rebel leader who has restarted the civil war, and the search for captured United Nations peacekeepers featured; scenes shown of people being fired on. [SANKOH - comments.]

Cochran, John;
Doyle, Mark;
Jennings, Peter

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