CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 18, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Iraqi officials reported announcing capture of Faw peninsula from Iran. Iraq noted also bombing Tehran, Iran, and other cities with long-range missiles. Report introduced.
(London, England: Tom Fenton) Kuwait Airways hijackers reported receiving instructions from abroad. Marine Lieutenant Colonel William Higgins reported killed by kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon; report noted unconfirmed. Mines in Persian Gulf noted recently planted. [Mideast expert Frances TUSA - blames Iran for terrorist acts listed above.] Anti-American protest shown on Iranian TV; details given. [Mideast expert George JOFFE - comments on renewed Iranian aggression.] Iraqi noted making gains in Iran-Iraq land war. [Voice of Iranian war CHIEF - warns US.] Experts noted fearing United States being dragged into Iran-Iraq war.
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