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Honduras and El Salvador War #6180

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 15, 1969
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(Studio) El Salvador and Honduras in undeclared war state. El Salvador suspends mil. activity against Honduras while Organization of American States team heads there. El Salvador planes attack Honduras cities and troops follow planes across border. Claim capture of 4 Honduras cities. Honduras planes bomb San Salvador and 2 other cities. Honduras broke off relations last month over soccer-game. Organization of American States appeals for cease-fire.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Honduras Ambassador Ricardo MIDENCE - says genocide claim is lie.] [El Salvador Ambassador Julio RIVERA - says not true.] [El Salvador SPOKESPERSON - says Honduras committed atrocities.] Organization of American States team flying to Honduras on commercial flights.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) El Salvador smaller than Honduras but has larger army. Honduras Army nos. 2,500. Neither Army strong.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Honduras) Equipment of both cntrys. is American WWII materials. Old-fashioned war.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Howard K.

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