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Iraq / ISIS Crisis / US Role #1130040

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 07, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) President Obama’s plans to address the crisis in Iraq amid a rapid advance by ISIS militants noted; photo shown of him with his national security team; map shown.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The crisis in Iraq featured; scenes shown of Yazidi civilians who fled to the Sinjar Mountains; maps shown; details given about proposed plans for air strikes to halt the advance of militants on Erbil and to drop food & water to the stranded refugees.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Istanbul: Holly Williams) The growing threat from ISIS examined; details given about the string of victories over Kurdish fighters and the fall of the Christian town of Bartella. The reaction of Iraqis to air strikes discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
Martin, David;
Williams, Holly

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