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Persian Gulf War / Air War / Hussein #335104

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 24, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Military developments in Persian Gulf war outlined. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Saudi jet fighters reported intercepting Iraqi planes attempting to attack allied warships in Persian Gulf; details illustrated on screen; scenes shown from cockpit video camera. [Royal Air Force Captain Niall IRVING - comments.] Allied jets reported continuing to bomb targets in Iraq and Kuwait; details given of strategy; scenes shown of alleged baby formula factory that United States says was biological weapons plant. [Joint Chiefs of Staff intelligence director Captain David HERRINGTON, United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Greg PEPIN - comment.] Leaflets dropped over Kuwait noted offering safe passage to Iraqi deserters. [Joint information bureau spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Mike GALLAGHER - talks about deserters.] Allied forces reported seizing island off Kuwait.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Scott Pelley) Preparation for impending ground war featured; scenes shown of border fighting, of shoeless Iraqi deserter and of abandoned Iraqi positions in Kuwait; details given of environmental effects of war.

(Studio: Dan Rather) CBS News journalists Bob Simon, Peter Bluff, Roberto Alvarez and Juan Caldera reported missing from Saudi-Kuwaiti border. Report introduced.

(Jordan: Doug Tunnell) Persian Gulf war according to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; scenes shown of civilian casualties and of POW Jeffrey Zaun speaking on Iraqi TV. [Former Jordanian military chief of staff Abdul Hadib MAJALI - says Hussein is reaching his objectives.] [Amman resident Sousan FEDDA - says she loves Hussein.]

Martin, David;
Pelley, Scott;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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