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US-Somalia Relations #272394

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 22, 1980
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(Studio) United States and Somalia reported signing agreement with regard to United States military access to bases in Berbera and Mogadishu; details given.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Berbera, Somalia) Berbera's importance to United States in aftermath of fall of Shah of Iran and USSR invasion of Afghanistan examined; films' shown. Severance of Somalia-USSR relations when Sovs. backed Ethiopia recalled; Berbera's significance due to location outlined; airstrip here, built by USSR , said largest anywhere in this part of world. Strategic location of airstrip to Mideast oil fields noted; United States aide to Somalia in exchange for use of bases outlined. Recent USSR presence in area discussed.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Kuralt, Charles

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