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Segment 3 (The Rebels of Eritrea) #498218

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 07, 1978
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(Studio) Little-known war between Ethiopia and Somalia and even less-known war between Ethiopia and Eritrean rebels noted. Is mentioned that reporter is West German allowed to travel with Eritreans.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) Details of Eritrea's long war for independence from Ethiopia given. Weapons from USSR , Yugoslavia and Egypt, brought to them by Syria and Saudi Arabia, described. Eritrean siege of city still held by Ethiopians detailed; amount of territory captured by rebels noted. Problems of Eritrean rebellion and for people outlined. Mentioned in report are Israel, Haile Selassie and concern of rebels that Ethiopia will turn full military force, with USSR and Cuban backing, on Eritreans. [MAN - has seen foreign troops from USSR and Cuba.]
REPORTER: Christof Freder

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Freder, Christof
Duration:
00:04:50

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