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Iraq War / Military Campaign / Battle for Baghdad / Basra / Friendly Fire #725410

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 06, 2003
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The day's developments in the war in Iraq reviewed.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The American forces' battle for Baghdad & the British fight for Basra featured; scenes shown of fighting by the Army's 3rd Infantry Division, of a videotape of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, of southern Iraq, where Iraq's Ali Hassan al-Majid††, known as "Chemical Ali," may have been killed. [US Central Command spokesman Col. Frank THORP†- says Ali's bodyguard is a casualty.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Map shown of the Baghdad area.

(Baghdad: Lara Logan) The battle for Baghdad featured; scenes shown of the damages in the city & of the casualties in the hospital.

(Baghdad: Jim Axelrod) The American control of the Baghdad airport, which will now become the central staging ground for military & humanitarian operations, reviewed; scenes shown of the empty VIP terminal.

(On the road to Baghdad: John Roberts) The Marines' march to Baghdad featured; scenes shown of abandoned vehicles & uniforms along the road. [Marine Sgt. Timothy SMITH†- says the soldiers are running.] [Iraqi politician Malik CRIF†- comments.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The British forces' push to Basra noted.

(Kuwait City: Lee Cowan) The battle in southern Iraq for Basra featured; scenes shown of British tanks. [British military spokesman Col. Chris VERNON†- comments on Basra.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Near Divagah, northern Iraq: Allen Pizzey) Another friendly fire incident in the north in which US planes bombed their own troops along with Kurdish forces & journalists featured; scenes shown of the damaged convoy. [Voice of CBC News Margaret EVANS†- describes what happened.]

(New York: Jim Acosta) The friendly fire incidents in the first 18 days of the war reviewed; specific incidents outlined on screen; details given about the technology designed to help avoid these incidents. [EVANS - describes what happened.] [US Central Command commander Gen. Tommy FRANKS†- reacts to the friendly fire incidents.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Martin, David;
Logan, Lara;
Axelrod, Jim;
Roberts, John;
Cowan, Lee;
Pizzey, Allen;
Acosta, Jim

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