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Spotlight: Iraq-Kurds / Chemical Weapons #560296

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 02, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(London, England: Rick Davis) Kurds living in Iraq reported being sprayed with poisonous gas because they fought against Iraq during Persian Gulf war; details given, scenes shown. [WITNESS - (thru translator) describes deaths of thousands of Kurds who were fleeing cntry.] [PEOPLE - (thru translator) describe Iraqi attacks.] Iraq's President Saddam Hussein noted vowing to retaliate against Kurds' collaboration with Iran. [Iraqi press ofr. Naiel HASSAN - denies use of chemical weapons.] Iranian army video shown of attack upon Kurds. British producer reported investigating Iraq's alleged use of chemical weapons. [Leeds Univ. chemist Alistair HAY - describes content of soil samples taken from site that Kurds claim was hit with gas.] [CHILDREN - (thru translator) describe plane dropping bombs on their families.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Davis, Rick

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