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Iraq War / Military Campaign / Battle for Baghdad / Friendly Fire / Basra / Karbala #725422

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 06, 2003
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(Amman: Tom Brokaw) The death of NBC correspondent David Bloom noted.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The tightening of the noose on the Iraqi regime featured; scenes shown of Marines battling Iraqi Republican Guard outside Baghdad; map shown. [US Central Command Brig. Gen. Vincent BROOKS†- says the raids inflict damage.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman Gen. Pete PACE†- says the soldiers should surrender.] [Iraqi information minister Mohammed Saeed al-SAHHAF†- says we destroyed 6 tanks & killed 50 soldiers.] [Deputy Defense secretary Paul WOLFOWITZ†- reacts to Iraqi propaganda.] Another friendly fire incident in northern Iraq noted.

(Amman: Tom Brokaw) The advance toward Mosul in the north noted.

(Suliamania, northern Iraq: Tom Aspell) The friendly fire disaster in which a US air strike hit a convoy of Special Operations forces & Kurdish allies featured; scenes shown of vehicles on fire & wounded men. [BBC News John SIMPSON†- says an American plane dropped the bomb right beside us.] [Kurdistan Democratic Party Hoshyar ZEBARI†- comments on the incident.]

(Amman: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Basra: Tim Ewart) The British assault on Basra reviewed; scenes shown of British tanks on the move into the city, of a missile launch & of burned-out Iraqi tanks. [SOLDIER - describes what happened.]

(Amman: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Karbala: Dana Lewis) The firefight in Karbala between the Army's 101st Airborne & Iraqi fighters featured; scenes shown of the action & of a statue coming down. [Sgt. David WARDLOW, Spec. Brandon HOLZER‡- comment on the battle.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Aspell, Tom;
Ewart, Tim;
Lewis, Dana

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