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Yugoslavia / Kosovo Crisis / NATO Attack On Serbia / Convoys / Refugees #386985

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 16, 1999
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(Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Dan Rather) The heaviest night of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombings in Yugoslavia so far reported; details given of a meeting between ethnic Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova and Serbian officials and of concerns that Rugova is being held prisoner; scenes shown from Serbian television broadcasts of burning buildings and a bombing site.

(Pentagon: David Martin) NATO's response to Serbian accusations of bombing civilians featured; scenes shown from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) missile cameras; graphic scenes shown of a massacre site in Kosovo. [State Department spokesman James RUBIN - says there is evidence of mass killings and mass graves.] [NATO spokesman Jamie SHEA - says the KLA will be able to make more effective attacks.]

(Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Kukes, Albania: Tom Fenton) The continuing flow of Kosovar Albanian refugees into Albania and Macedonia reported; scenes shown from along the Kosovo border and at an Italian camp where the refugees told their stories. [Refugees Sadri and Tabi CALI(thru translator) - talk about being bombed.]

(Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Dan Rather) A tour of a bombed area in Belgrade reported; scenes shown from the bombing site. [Heating plant director Mr. BLODJEVIC (thru translator) - says the heating plant was directly hit; says some people were killed.]

Fenton, Tom;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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