CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 11, 2014
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(Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: Major Garrett) President Obama’s response to the appointment of Haider al-Ibadi as Iraq’s new prime minister with Nuri al-Maliki refusing to step down featured. [OBAMA – says the new Iraqi leadership has a difficult task.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Map shown of ISIS-controlled areas in Syria & Iraq.
(Erbil, Iraq: Holly Williams) The fight to stop the advance of Isis updated; scenes shown of Kurdish fighters and ISIS militants in tanks captured from government soldiers; details given about the fall of Jalawla, the call for more US airstrikes and weapons, and the plight of refugees on the mountain. [Iraqi deputy prime minister Rowsch SHAWAYS- says it will take a good government for all of Iraq’s forces to come back.] The difficulty for any government to hold Iraq together discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Concerns about the genocide of the religious minority, the Yazidis, noted; CNN footage shown of a helicopter dropping supplies and people scrambling to get on board.