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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 06, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Secretary of State James Baker noted mentioning that United States could help Iraq rebuild. Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Eric Engberg) United States fighter planes reported shooting down Iraqi planes escaping to Iran; details illustrated on screen; scenes shown. [Royal Air Force Captain Niall IRVING - comments on Iraqi missiles fired at British planes.] Other developments in air war examined. [Marine Lieutenant Colonel Jan HULY - comments on Iraqi deserters.] Saudi troops noted repelling Iraqi commando team in boats near Khafji, Saudi Arabia.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Saudi Arabia: Scott Pelley) United States pilots who shot down fleeing Iraqi planes featured; scenes shown. [Two PILOTS, 53rd Tactical Fighter Squadron Lieutenant Colonel Randy BIGUM, Captain Stephen HILL - comment.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Unconfirmed reports that bombers are shifting attention to border troops and Republican Guard noted. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Pentagon opinion that ground war cannot begin until after more bombing of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's elite units noted; details given of damage assessment; photos shown. [Joint Chiefs of Staff operations director Lieutenant General Thomas KELLY, IRVING, PILOT, Marine Corp General Richard NEAL - comment.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Amman: Doug Tunnell) Jordan's King Hussein reported appealing for cease-fire and criticizing war; Iraqi claims of civilian casualties cited; scenes shown. [PLO's Abdul Jawad SALEH - comments.] United States government reported trying to aid Jordan in finding alternative sources of oil; Saudi Arabia noted refusing to restore shipments. [Jordanian minister of information Ibrahim IZZEDIN - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush noted disagreeing with King Hussein's criticism. Rumors about location of missing CBS newsmen Bob Simon, Peter Bluff, Roberto Alvarez and Juan Caldera noted.

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

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