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Iraq / Kurdish Refugees / Camp #580307

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 21, 1991
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Beginning of building of new camps by American military for Kurdish refugees in southern Iraq featured; details given of incident in refugee camp in Turkey in which Turkish soldiers fired on refugees; scenes shown of confrontation between US Marines and Iraqi military police force in town of Zakho, Iraq. [MARINE - comments on Iraqis' mood.]

(Zakho refugee camp inside Iraq: Brad Willis) On-site report from an allied refugee camp featured; scenes shown of Marines working at the site of a tent city and from Zakho, Iraq. [General John SHALIKASHVILI, Marine Lieutenant David FURNESS - talk about the situation.] A Kurd's account of President Saddam Hussein's army's attack on Zakho detailed. Problem of convincing Kurdish refugees it is safe to come down from the mountains and return across the border explained.

Utley, Garrick;
Willis, Brad

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