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Liberia / Civil War / United States Evacuation #406878

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 09, 1996
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(Studio: Arthur Kent) The evacuation of Americans from the United States embassy in civil war-torn Liberia reported. [In telephone report from Freetown, Sierra Leone, United States Navy commander Bon ANDERSON - says the Americans have arrived at the airport on the way to Senegal.] [By telephone from Monrovia, United States ambassador William MILAM - says it has been a quiet day today; hopes the faction leaders will stop the fighting.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(State Department: Steve Hurst) The role of the United States forces in ferrying out US citizens to neighboring Sierra Leone featured. [State Department spokesman Glyn DAVIES - says American citizens will be helicoptered out.] [President CLINTON - comments on the issue of safety in Liberia.] [UN Secretary General Boutros BOUTROS-GHALI - says a special representative will be sent because of the deterioration of the situation in Liberia.]

Hurst, Steve;
Kent, Arthur;
Shaw, Bernard

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