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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 14, 1991
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Beginning of withdrawal by United States troops from southern Iraq noted. Report introduced.

(Baghdad: John Simpson) Appeal by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein for the Kurds to return featured; scenes shown of him visiting the Kurdistan capital of Arbil, Iraq.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Reports from Syria and Iran about the plight of the Kurdish refugees outlined. Report introduced.

(At a refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish frontier: Mike Boettcher) On-site report with the Kurdish refugees featured; scenes shown from the border with Turkey where the American relief effort, called Operation "Provide Comfort," is now being carried out in the mountain camps. Refugees shown converging on air-dropped supplies and burying their dead.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Plans for American troops in southern Iraq to pull back to a buffer zone along the Iraq-Kuwait border outlined; map shown. [On "Meet the Press", Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - says US will accommodate Shiite refugees in the buffer zone.]

Boettcher, Mike;
Simpson, John;
Utley, Garrick

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