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Ethiopia-Somalia War #256371

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 14, 1978
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(Studio) Threat by Ethiopian leader Mengistu Haile Mariam to break relations with US, Britain and West Germany detailed. Charges that 3 ntns. are backing Somalia in war with Ethiopia noted. Update on war over Ogaden Desert, in which Ethiopia is supported by USSR and Cuba, given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Ogaden Desert) Report on tour of Ethiopian front given to newsmen by Ethiopian military officials. Officials' statements with regard to advisers from USSR and Cuba and evidence that Somali forces have been pushed back recently cited. Ethiopians' claims with regard to aid to Somalis from Arab ntns. and that US channels equipment to Somalia through these ntns. stated; denials that they intend to invade Somalia itself also reported Displays of captured weapons from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and Arab cntrys. detailed. Plight of former Ogaden Desert residents, now displaced refugees, described.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

(Studio) State Department announcement of resignation of Ethiopian ambassador to United States and his request to remain in United States as immigrant reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Daniels, Randy

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