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Iran-Iraq War / Hostages #63110

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 1980
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(Studio) Concerns in United States government with regard to widening of Iran-Iraq war as result of Iranian strikes on Kuwait noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Iranian attack on civilian convoy in Kuwait but destined for Iraq reported Roles of both Kuwait and Jordan in supplying Iraq stated.
REPORTER: John McWethy, Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Religious holiday commemorating death of son of prophet Mohammad in what is now Iraq cited. Hostages mentioned. Iraqi and Iranian conflicting claims with regard to battle near Susangerd stated. Hungerian television film of Iranian front shown. Arrival of former Swedish Prime Min. Olof Palme and United Nations peace mission announced. Report with regard to presence of United States rapid deployment force in Egypt introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Cairo, Egypt) Americans said primarily in Egypt to learn how to fight in area. Problems with landing helicopters at night in desert described and shown. Same problem said to have crippled hostage rescue effort.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays

Jennings, Peter;
Kays, Doreen;
McWethy,, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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