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Ethiopia / Ogaden Desert War / Somalia #248859

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 10, 1977
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(Studio) Earlier report on Eritrean war in Ethiopia. There is war going on at another Ethiopian front also; is over Ogaden Desert region, to which Somalia has long laid claim. Somalis report they have reached outskirts of key railroad junction of Dire Dawa. Advance was made possible by recent capture of mount pass of Jijiga.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jijiga, Ethiopia) Report on recent battles and controversy between Ethiopia and Somalia. During show of support for Somalia insurgents by Jijiga townspeople, there is raid by Ethiopian planes, that were supplied by US when it was equipping Ethiopia with arms; details noted. (Film shows raid.) Object of raid is to incapacitate town's hospital.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert

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