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Iraq / Unrest / Saddam's Fortune #337679

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 01, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Iraqi Kurdish rebel leader reported appealing to President Bush for help; Kurds noted retreating under counterattack from President Saddam Hussein; details given of brutal tactics; scenes shown of Kirkuk, Iraq; fighting in southern Iraq mentioned. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - comments.] US warplanes noted patrolling, but not intervening.

(Southern Iraq: Bert Quint) Iraqi resistance failures examined; scenes shown of wounded refugees in United States occupied zone. [REBELS - (thru translator) blame US; deny that rebellion is Shiite, backed by Iran.] [Army Lieutenant John HARVEY, sergeant Howard GARDNER - comment.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) United States government noted confirming "60 Minutes" report that Saddam is one of world's richest men; Treasury Department reported saying Santa Monica, California, Bay Industries, Incorporated and Cleveland, Ohio, Matrix-Churchill Corporation are among Saddam's business fronts; assets noted seized pending war reparations claims.

Martin, David;
Quint, Bert;
Rather, Dan

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