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Libya / Uprising / US Action #990418

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 20, 2011
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(Studio: David Muir) The international effort to keep Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi from killing his people reviewed; details given about the missiles.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The US military attacks on Libya targeting his air defenses and troops reviewed; scenes shown of B-2 planes that dropped bombs, Tomahawk missiles. [Joint Chiefs of Staff director V/Adm. William GORTNEY†- speaks about Benghazi and the stress on Kadhafi's troops; states we can now patrol the air space over Libya: the no-fly zone is in place.] [On "This Week," Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN - refuses to speculate about the length of time.] A possible scenario in which Kadhafi could remain in power discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Very recent interview held with former Marine pilot Col. Stephen Ganyard about the military operation. [With map/diagrams, GANYARD - describes where the strikes happen and the targets; speculates about the status of the rebellion.]

(Studio: David Muir) What Kadhafi said about a long war noted. [On TV, voice of KADHAFI - {thru translator} says we are not retreating.]

(Tripoli: Allan Little) The fighting around Libya featured; scenes and photos shown of bodies of the dead and wounded and of military actions.

(Studio: David Muir) The reaction of son Saif el-Kadhafi to the international action in Libya reviewed. [In ABC News exclusive, voice of KADHAFI - says we were surprised they attacked 5 cities in Libya; states the country is united against the terrorists.]

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Al Baida: Alex Marquardt) The reaction of the rebels to the coalition air strikes featured; scenes shown of a burned-out Kadhafi convoy, rebels celebrating and fighting in Misrata; details given about the civilian rebels and their call for better weapons. [Voice of Misrata DOCTOR - says no one is safe.] [Opposition spokesman Jalal el-GALLAL†- reacts to the help.] [Rebel fighter Massoud BUISIR†- says we die or we win.]

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Brazil: David Kerley) President Obama's defense of actions taken in Libya featured; White House photo of the president in his tent while in Brazil. [OBAMA - speaks about the people of Libya and young people rising up across the region.]

Muir, David;
Raddatz, Martha;
Little, Allan;
Marquardt, Alex;
Kerley, David

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