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Ethiopia-Somalia War / Egypt-Kenya Involvement #497489

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 1978
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(Studio) Involvement of Egypt and Kenya in Ethiopia-Somalia war detailed. Kenya's seizure of Egyptian plane in Nairobi and Egypt's retaliation noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cairo, Egypt) Details given with regard to plane seizure incidents include weapons found on Egyptian plane bound for Mogadishu. Egyptian seizure of 2 Kenyan Airways planes and war minister Mohammed Gamasy's refusal to comment on situation cited. Egypt's concern with regard to USSR and Cuba influence in area noted. [GAMASY - says there are no plans to send troops out of country and there are no troops in Somalia or anywhere else.] War minister's comments to class of graduating officers with regard to continued state of war with Israel noted; is apparently inconsistent with President Sadat's peace initiatives.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) Egyptian-Kenyan agreement to return planes reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Briggs, Fred;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John

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