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Iraq War / Military Campaign / Prince Saud Interview #725129

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 31, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Maps shown of Iraq to indicate areas held by the US & Britain & of the contact between US & Iraqi forces; scenes shown of artillery fire at Basra & night bombing in Baghdad; casualty figures cited.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The course of the air war in Iraq over the 11 days of the war reviewed; scenes shown of soldiers moving on Al Hindiyah† en route to Baghdad, of night fighting & of civilians getting food aid. [3rd Infantry Div. 2nd Brigade, Col. David PERKINS†- describes what happened in the fight.] [US Central Command Brig. Gen. Vincent BROOKS†- describes Iraq's shooting of human shields.] [Marine Sgt. Raymond STEPHENS†- describes city fighting.] A horrible incident in which Iraqi civilians were shot at a checkpoint near Najaf detailed. [U.K. 1st Battalion paratrooper regiment Maj. Chris KEMP†- talks about the "interdiction."]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(In Abu Al Khasib, southern Iraq: Clive Myrie) The tough fighting between Iraqi forces & the British at Abu Al Khasib near Basra featured; night scenes shown of the fighting to secure a key bridge; days scenes shown of the "wasteland of Iraqi armor" as the onlookers watch the soldiers.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Iraq: Bob Woodruff) The view from the front lines with the Marine Expeditionary Force presented; scenes shown of the confiscation of an Iraqi weapons cache in a compound & of the search for Iraqi paramilitary fighters. [1st LAR Battalion commander Lt. Col. Duffy WHITE†- hopes we are not creating enemies as we go through.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The continued intense bombing of Baghdad featured; scenes shown of smoke, damaged buildings, funeral processions for civilian victims & blown up vehicles.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The US investigation of a report of friendly fire on British soldiers reported.

(No location given: Barbara Walters) ABCNews exclusive interview with the Saudi Arabian foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal presented. [Prince SAUD - says the war is going worse than a peaceful solution & can only lead to increased anxiety in the region; states God only knows how long the war can go on.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of the Prince Saud interview later noted. Stock Market Report.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Walters, Barbara;
McWethy, John;
Myrie, Clive;
Woodruff, Bob;
Engel, Richard
Duration:
00:11:40

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