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Iraq War / Military Campaign / Baghdad / Hotel Strike / Arab View #725535

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Large map shown of Baghdad, where the fighting continues; scenes shown. [President BUSH - talks about Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's grip.]

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The street fighting in Baghdad featured; scenes shown of tanks firing, planes striking, Iraqi urban guerrillas, the bombed site where Saddam might have been, of the Army & Marines downtown. [Iraqi FIGHTER - says "kill Bush, kill Bush."] [Reporter Ted KOPPEL - says Saddam was heard talking to his advisers.] [Via phone, Col. Ted SWAN†- talks about the bombing.] [SOLDIER - comments on the "friendly" Iraqis.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The Army's firing on the Palestine Hotel, where the foreign journalists live, featured; scenes shown of wounded journalists & of Iraqis sleeping in mosques.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The Pentagon position on taking more risks in civilian neighborhoods in Baghdad & on firing on the journalists' hotel examined; scenes shown of the damages. [Voice of B-1 pilot Capt. Chris WACHTER†- says we can be precise with our weapons.] [US Central Command Brig. Gen. Vincent BROOKS†- says reports indicate the troops were fired on from the hotel.] [Assistant Secretary of Defense Victoria CLARKE†- warns war is a dangerous business.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Kuwait City: David Wright) The Arab view of the war against Iraq presented; scenes shown of the wounded Al Jazeera reporter who died & from Arab TV. ["The Star-Amman, Jordan" chief editor Osama el-SHERIF†- says the Arabs see it as an atrocity.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The fighting in northern Iraq & in Basra in the south reported; scenes shown of looting in Basra & of the camp for Iraqi POWs. Casualty figures outlined on screen. Red Cross report on civilian deaths & injuries noted.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Engel, Richard;
Raddatz, Martha;
Wright, David

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