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Ethiopia-Eritrea Conflict / Drought #54289

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 15, 1978
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(Studio) Background of Eritrean rebels' struggle with Ethiopia, which is supported by Cubans but apparently not using Cuban troops to fight, given. Eritrean control of most of area, which is Ethiopia's only access to sea, noted. Major battle area is that around Asmara.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Eritrea) Details given of battle between rebels and government forces near Asmara. Cuban troops' important part in winning Ogaden war for Ethiopians and their lack of direct involvement in fighting with Eritreans, whom they trained, mentioned. Troubles this conflict brings for USSR plans to control Eritrea and its Red Sea coast outlined.

(Studio) Report on drought in Eritrea; film shown.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Snow, Jon

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