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Iraq / Crisis #1125024

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 20, 2014
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(Studio: Sharyn Alfonsi) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Clarissa Ward) The rapid advance of ISIS in Iraq updated; details given about concerns about the leadership of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is accused of pursuing an anti-Sunni agenda; scenes shown of blast walls surrounding a Sunni neighborhood in Baghdad. [Baghdad resident “ALI” {through reporter's translation} – says there is no future in Iraq.]

(Studio: Sharyn Alfonsi) President Obama’s view that ISIS has exploited a power vacuum in Syria to amass arms & resources noted. [In interview with Norah O’Donnell, OBAMA – says the notion that there was a ready-made moderate Syrian force that was able to defeat Syrian President Bashir al-Assad is not true.]

Alfonsi, Sharyn;
Ward, Clarissa

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