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Iraq / Crisis #1067340

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The takeover of Iraqi towns by Islamic extremists who launched a massive surprise attack noted; map shown.

(Beirut: Elizabeth Palmer) The crisis in Iraq reviewed; scenes shown of fighting outside Kirkuk, convoys rolling into Mosul, the abandoned uniforms of security forces who deserted, Iraqis fleeing to Kurdish territory; details given about the goal of establishing a fundamentalist Islamic state and the response of Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. The threat to Baghdad discussed.

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Palmer, Elizabeth
Duration:
00:04:30

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