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Iraq / Kurdish Refugees / United States Aid #580225

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 17, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Diyarbakir, Turkey: Dennis Murphy) Advanced reconnaissance teams of US Special Forces reported scouting refugee camp sites in northern Iraq; scenes shown of camp being set up in Silopi, Turkey; task of coaxing Kurds back into Iraq noted; question of how long before United Nations will take over examined; expected renewed rebellion against President Saddam Hussein noted. [Two REFUGEES, Marine helicopter crewman Pat DELCAMBRE, Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS, Kurdish resistance fighter Muhammed Shefik ZAKHOLY - comment.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Turkish-Iraqi frontier: Mike Boettcher) Kurdish refugees' reluctance to return to Iraq examined; Turkish soldiers noted building fence along border; scenes shown of baby being treated at French volunteer hospital. [Refugee Munir SUMO (thru translator), Doctors Without Borders Pierre BARAL - comment.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) White House official quoted on what will happen if Kurdish rebels use camps as sanctuaries; United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar quoted on UN's role in refugee camps; President Bush noted hinting that United States may ease up on economic sanctions.

Boettcher, Mike;
Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Murphy, Dennis

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