CBS Evening News for Monday, May 02, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Eritrean rebels announced killing hundreds of USSR - supported government troops near Asmara, Ethiopia. Civil war noted moving into area devastated by drought and famine. Report introduced.
(Paris, France: Doug Tunnell) Food aid distribution reported caught amidst war's cross-fire; details given, scenes shown. West analysts quoted with regard to priorities in region. Battle between Eritrean rebels and government troops detailed; scenes shown. Govt. noted refusing to officially recognize rebels. [Rebel Mocona NAGUnited States Information Agency - comments on leaving Boston, Massachusetts, taxi job to return to Eritrea and teach English.] Children shown listening for government planes. [NAGUnited States Information Agency - comments on Eritrean civilization.] Rebel life featured; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - comments on manufacturing medicine.] Relief officials quoted with regard to situation.
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