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Persian Gulf War / Ground War / Kuwait City #337106

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 26, 1991
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(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) While allied forces encircle Republican Guard, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported declaring victory; President Bush's response quoted. [Central Command Brigadier General Richard NEAL - says Iraqi army is in full retreat.] Allied movements illustrated on screen; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(Kuwait City: Bob McKeown) Liberation of Kuwait City by allied and Marine troops featured; continued fighting near airport noted; details given; scenes shown. [Three KUWAITIS - talk about occupation.]

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Another fight west of city mentioned. Report introduced.

(Kuwait: Richard Threlkeld) Emotional surrender of hundreds of Iraqis to Egyptian troops in Kuwait featured; scenes shown of Iraqis crying and grabbing for food.

(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Army divisions reported attacking Iraqi Republican Guard while Apache helicopters attack Iraqi tank division; 18th Airborne Corps noted capturing retreating Iraqi convoy; details given. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL, Joint Chiefs of Staff intelligence director Mike McCONNELL, Air Force Captain Eric SALOMONSON - comment on war's success.] Fear of chemical weapons attack noted; scenes shown of oil well fires.

Martin, David;
McKeown, Bob;
Rather, Dan;
Threlkeld, Richard

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