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Iraq War / Military Campaign / Baghdad #725633

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The dramatic day’s events in Iraq as American forces arrive in central Baghdad reviewed; scenes shown of Iraqis welcoming Marines, celebrating, destroying images of President Saddam Hussein and bringing down Saddam’s statue.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The military campaign as the Iraqi government collapses reviewed; details given about the potential threat from Republican Guards and security forces that may be hiding in Baghdad and about the need to secure northern Iraq; scenes shown of US Army troops fighting their way into western Baghdad and of a US Marine draping the American flag over Saddam’s statue. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – says there is more fighting to be done.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard MYERS†- reviews the situation in northern Iraq.] The delivery of a MOAB bomb to Iraq noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Brian Williams) Videophone report on the ongoing fighting in much of Baghdad presented.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Ian Glover-James) The celebratory but chaotic reaction in Baghdad to the end of Saddam’s rule featured; scenes shown of Iraqis welcoming Marines, looting and hitting images of Saddam with shoes. [Iraqi MEN – say “no Saddam”; thank the Americans.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Bob Arnot) The 1st Marines’ advance into central Baghdad described; images shown.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Suliamania, Iraq: Tom Aspell) The task of securing northern Iraq featured; details given about the suffering of the Kurds under Saddam’s rule; map shown; scenes shown of Iraqi Kurds celebrating the fall of Baghdad. [Kurdistan Democratic Party Barham SALIH†- thanks the US and U.K.] [Kurdistan Democratic Party Hoshyar ZEBARI†- comments on the retreat of Iraqi troops from Mosul.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Casualty figures cited; scenes shown of wounded Americans arriving at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The Pentagon’s warning to Iraq about the treatment of American POWs noted; photos shown.

(Baghdad: Michael Nicholson) A veteran reporter’s reaction to the toppling of Saddam’s statue in Baghdad presented.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Williams, Brian;
Glover-James, Ian;
Arnot, Bob;
Aspell, Tom;
Nicholson, Michael
Duration:
00:13:40

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