CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 20, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Kuwait Airways hijackers, Arabs seeking release of fellow terrorists jailed in Kuwait, reported releasing hostages in Algiers, Algeria. Kuwaiti officials noted refusing to release terrorists and making secret deal with hijackers. United States officials mentioned angry that murderers freed without punishment. Reports introd.
(Algiers, Algeria: Bill McLaughlin) Terrorists' reasons for freeing hostages quoted; details given, scenes shown. Ex-hostages noted too exhausted to discuss ordeal. Kuwaiti hostage negotiator shown leaving country [NEGOTIATOR - says doesn't know where terrorists are.] Algerian and Kuwaiti officials noted agreeing terrorists had to go free if hostages were to survive.
(Kuwait: Mark Phillips) Kuwaitis shown dancing in sts. when news received of hostages' release. [Newspaper editor Jamal Alabama-ENEZI - comments on ordeal.] Hostages' families shown rejoicing. [Ex-hostage's father Faisal ENJARI - says is happy.] [Pilot's wife Sonia SUBHI - asks if can take him out of TV.] Terrorists jailed in Kuwait noted not released. [MAN - says hijackers should be killed in public place.] Kuwaiti resolve noted admired throughout world. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says hijackers are murderers.] [Terrorism expert Noel KOCH - says terrorists lost and civilized people won.] Kuwaiti royal family reported declaring victory. [Royal family member Khalifa Alabama-SABAH - comments on accomplishment.] Impact of allowing terrorists to go free discussed.