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Zaire / Counteroffensive / Moroccan Troops #48225

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 20, 1977
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(Studio) Zaire's counteroffensive against invading rebels in Shaba province rptdly. goes well; 1st 2 Katangan prisoners taken to Kinshasa for display and are used in propaganda by President Mobutu.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Kinshasa, Zaire) Zaire government's claims with regard to 2 captured rebels' stories and captured USSR -made weapons noted. Prisoners flown in from Kolwezi. Zaire has claimed Angola, Cuba and USSR have backed rebels and now says evidence from interrogation of prisoners leaves government in no doubt.

(Studio) Moroccan troops have accounted for much of Zaire government success in repelling invasion.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(No location given) Report on movement of Moroccan troops, operating from base camp near Kolwezi. Troops report securing 2 bridges near rebel-held town of Mutshatsha on railway.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(Studio) Report on request by Zaire that State Department include Coca-Cola in aid to troops; Department refused, because Coke not high enough on list of aid, so Zaire to pay for it.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Brown, Hilary;
Ellis, Rex;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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