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Iraq War / Military Campaign #725985

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 11, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from US Central Command commander Gen. Tommy Franks that the leadership in Iraq is either dead or running noted; large map of Iraq shown.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The chaos in Baghdad featured; scenes shown of lawless & looting behavior; details given of the growing sense of disillusionment. [Marines Lt. Nicholas KAUFFELD†- says it is America's job to provide stability.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The problems in winning the peace in the transition in Iraq examined. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - reacts to the newspaper headlines.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard MYERS†- says Baghdad is still not controlled by the coalition.] [Retired Lt. Gen. Gregory NEWBOLD†- points out the troops are spread thin in a huge city.] [InterAction CEO Mary McCLYMONT†- says the breakdown in law & order could have been anticipated.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Dan Harris) The difficult times for the people in a liberated but lawless Baghdad featured; scenes shown from a military detention center where people looked for relatives' bodies & from a hospital. The Red Cross call for the US to restore order in Baghdad noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Pentagon: John McWethy) The question of the fate of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Kirkuk: Jim Sciutto) The view from the front line in northern Iraq featured; scenes shown from Mosul & Kirkuk, where looting followed liberation. [US OFFICER - says the Iraqi troops have dispersed since the regime has fallen.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Umm Qasr, Iraq: David Wright) The urgent need for security in southern Iraq featured; scenes shown of a looter on a makeshift raft, the arrival of the first boatload of food at the dock in Umm Qasr & from the broken down ice factory. [IRAQI - says we need electricity & water.] [ORHA spokesman Jeff JURGENSEN†- says this side of the government fixes things.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush shown visiting troops wounded in Iraq; scenes shown from Ft. Bliss, Texas, where the members of the 507th Maintenance Co., who were killed in Nasiriyah, were honored. Casualty figures cited.

Jennings, Peter;
Engel, Richard;
McWethy, John;
Harris, Dan;
Sciutto, Jim;
Wright, David

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