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Ethiopia / Civil War #238924

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 05, 1975
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(Studio) Ethiopia's government says peace restored in Eritrea province after 6 days of fighting with rebels.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Film from Ethiopia shown. Govt. troops trying to quash spreading rebellion in north most province. Rebels shoot down S-86 fighter bomber. Rebels supplied with Russian arms given by Arab states; Ethiopian government troops supplied by US. Asmara held by government forces.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Studio) Fighting in Asmara forces evacuation of foreigners to Addis Ababa.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) Ethiopian government unwilling to admit much has happened at Asmara. [FOREIGNERS - discuss situation in Asmara.] American embassy urges Americans not to discuss what went on in Asmara. Last year military government killed many important people and made many enemies after power seized from Emperor Haile Selassie.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John;
Quint, Bert

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