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Iraq War / Military Campaign / Aziz Interview #725973

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 30, 2003
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(Studio: Terry Moran) Day twelve of the war in Iraq introduced; map shown of the three-front push towards Iraq; scenes shown from Basra, where British forces are pushing forward, of the air war in Baghdad & Mosul; details given of a helicopter crash in Iraq.

(Umm Qasr: John Donvan) The view from the front line in Basra, which has seen intense urban warfare, featured; scenes shown of the panicked civilians, of night fighting & soldiers' checkpoints & from Umm Qasr, where Iraqi workers are being rehired to run the port.

(Studio: Terry Moran) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) A new picture of life in chaotic Baghdad featured; scenes shown of fires from the bombings. [Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq AZIZ†- talks about fighting invaders by an means possible, so the freedom fighters are heroes; states the key for Iraq is to crush the invaders.]

(Studio: Terry Moran) Live pictures of the attack on Baghdad with the ministry of information on fire shown.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) A big day in the air war against Iraq with the focus on Republican Guard divisions reviewed; air strike video shown. [Waiting SOLDIER - expresses frustration.] [US Central Command commander Gen. Tommy FRANKS†- says the days ahead will see the ups & downs of war.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - responds to the second guessers.]

(Studio: Terry Moran) Report introduced.

(Nasiriyah: John Berman) Videophone report on the view from the front lines with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Regiment, presented; scenes shown from Nasiriyah of helicopters firing missiles, church services & mail at the front, uncovered Iraqi ammunition.

(Iraq: Bob Woodruff) The view from the front line with the 1st Marine Division presented; scenes shown of services for a unit casualty. [Marine Capt. Seth FOLSOM†, Cpl. Michael MEDICI†, S/Maj. Alvin GRIFFIN†- remember Marine Jesus Suarez del Solar.]

(Studio: Terry Moran) Casualty figures cited; live scenes shown from Baghdad via Abu Dhabi TV of the ministry of information building on fire.

Moran, Terry;
Donvan, John;
Engel, Richard;
McWethy, John;
Berman, John;
Woodruff, Bob

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