CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 04, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) President Clinton's decision to end the missile strikes against Iraq after a second day of attacks to punish Iraqi President Saddam Hussein for his attacks against the ethnic Kurds in northern Iraq reported. [CLINTON - says the air strikes have been successful and the no-fly zone has been expanded.] Map shown of the new no- fly zone while today's incidents are recounted; scenes shown of anti-US demonstrations in Babil, Iraq.
(Irbil, in northern Iraq: Christiane Amanpour) The Kurdish town of Irbil, Iraq, which was taken over by the Iraqi military last weekend, visited; scenes shown of damages from the fighting; details given of the rivalry between the two Kurdish factions, which has resulted in a power vacuum that allowed Saddam in at the request of one of the groups. [KURD - comments.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) Two incidents in which Iraq challenged the new no-fly zone restrictions set up by the United States for the air space detailed; diagram shown of two Iraqi fighter planes entering the area. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - says today's challenges were not serious and that the missiles caused substantial damages.] [Joint Chiefs vice chairman General Joseph RALSTON - comments.] The likely meaning of the Iraqi plane incident and the United States view on the message to Saddam by attacking the south instead of the north discussed.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff; Irbil, in northern Iraq: Christiane Amanpour) Telephone report on the current situation in Irbil and the problem of Kurdish factionalism, which has allowed Saddam to establish a foothold in the region, discussed.