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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / Strategy / Refugees and Relief / Atrocities #430001

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 13, 1999
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Brent Sadler) Serb military operations in the Albanian area against the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) while NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) continued its bombing campaign reviewed; scenes shown from Serb television of collateral damages to various sites, including the train that was hit by a missile on a bridge. [Yugoslav foreign ministry adviser Milisav PAIC - blames NATO.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) NATO's confirmation that its missiles hit the passenger train reported; scenes shown from near Leskovac, Yugoslavia. [Supreme allied commander General Wesley CLARK - shows how the pilot inadvertently hit the train.]

(White House: John King) President Clinton's defense of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) military strategy featured. [CLINTON - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is grinding down Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's military capabilities.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - says the United States should be arming the KLA.] [Senator Tom DASCHLE - says don't discount any options.] [Senator Kay Bailey HUTCHISON - comments.] [With the Russian foreign minister, Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - cites the necessity for NATO's campaign to stop Milosevic.] [Russian foreign minister Igor IVANOV - (thru translator) comments.] The Russian position on a possible role in a peacekeeping force in Kosovo outlined.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Pentagon's announcement of the schedule for the use of Apache helicopters against the Serbs noted.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The problem of displaced persons inside Kosovo and getting relief to them examined; details given of the options to get relief supplies to the people; map shown of the site of another suspected mass gravesite in Velika Krusa, Kosovo.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) NATO's aerial photograph evidence indicating ethnic cleansing of Albanians in Kosovo noted.

(Kukes, Albanian: Catherine Bond) More testimony from refugees of abuses by Serb troops featured; scenes shown of the deportees in Kukes, Albania, while the accounts of several people are quoted.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) estimates on the number of Albanian Kosovars forced out of their homes noted.

(Richard Blystone) The plight of the fleeing refugees reviewed; scenes shown of the refugees' feet.

Bond, Catherine;
King, John;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Sadler, Brent;
Shaw, Bernard

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