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Iraq War / Military Campaign / Baghdad / Front Lines #725328

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 02, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The march on Baghdad by the US Army & Marines reviewed; map shown of central Iraq.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The road to Baghdad featured; scenes shown of fierce, brief battles near Karbala & Al Kut; details given about whether or not President Saddam Hussein is alive. [3rd Infantry Division Lt. Col. Rock MARCONE†- reviews the fight.] [US Central Command Brig. Gen. Vincent BROOKS†- says the Baghdad division has been destroyed.] [Joint Staff Operations vice director Maj. Gen. Stanley McCHRYSTAL†- says the regime is threatened & chemical weapons may be used.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Iraq: Ted Koppel) The view from the front lines with the 3rd Infantry Division presented; scenes shown of night fighting, burned-out Iraqi vehicles, the armored company crossing the Euphrates River. [3rd Infantry Division Capt. Jared ROBBINS†- comments on taking the bridge.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Najaf, Iraq: Don Dahler) The view from the front lines in the holy city of Najaf featured; scenes shown of captured land mines, the 101st on the move outside & inside the city, of Iraqis welcoming the invaders.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The Iraqi rage in response to bombing damage to civilian sites in Baghdad featured; scenes shown from Iraqi TV of Saddam, a group of volunteer suicide bombers & from the marketplace.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Casualty statistics cited. [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN†- explains why American casualty figures are low.] Civilian casualties in Hilla††, Iraq, shown; photo shown of an Iranian cameraman who died after stepping on a land mine.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Koppel, Ted;
Dahler, Don;
Engel, Richard

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