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Yugoslavia / Kosovo Crisis / NATO Attack On Serbia / Accidental Bombing #629307

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 15, 1999
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Confirmation that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) troops did accidentally attack a convoy of Kosovar Albanian refugees near Dakovica, Yugoslavia, reported; details given of unconfirmed accusations from Kosovar Albanians that Serb troops have bombed convoys; graphic scenes shown of injured people in Kosovo. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) spokesman Jamie SHEA - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) regrets the error.] [PILOT - describes the attack.] [Defense Secretary William COHEN - criticizes Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with the unidentified F-16 pilot who bombed the convoy of Kosovar Albanians. [PILOT - talks about what he saw before the attack.]

(Belgrade: Ron Allen) A deliberate rejection of NATO's explanation and apology for the accidental bombing of the convoy reported; graphic scenes shown from Kosovo of the bombing site. [Government spokesman Nebojsa VUJOVIC - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) must stop.] [NBC reporter Jim MACEDA - describes what he saw at the site.] [PEOPLE (thru translator) - talk about the assault; express opposing views.] [PERSON - says it could have been her killed.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: David Bloom) White House response to the accidental bombing reported; scenes shown of protestors. [President CLINTON - says the accident is no reason to change the mission.] [COHEN - says the attack will not be easy.] [National Security Advisor Sandy BERGER - says he thinks Milosevic may have to go.]

Allen, Ron;
Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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