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Iraq War / Postwar Phase / Syria / POWs #726306

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Bush’s call for the U.N. to lift economic sanctions against Iraq and US Central Command commander Gen. Tommy Franks visit to Baghdad noted; scenes shown of Franks; photo shown of Franks and coalition commanders meeting in one of President Saddam Hussein’s palaces.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) A new phase in the war in Iraq reviewed; details given about the search for terrorists and former regime leaders and about US pressure on Syria concerning Iraqi fugitives and its possible development of weapons of mass destruction; scenes shown of US Marines thwarting a bank robbery by Iraqis in Baghdad and searching the home of Dr. Rihab Taha† {AKA “Dr. Germ”}, who headed Iraq’s biological weapons program. [Pentagon spokesperson Victoria CLARKE†- says we want to root out terrorists.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL – says Syria does not want to be a safe haven in the aftermath of Operation Iraqi Freedom.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The arrival of recovered US POWs at Ramstein Air Base in Germany shown. More coverage of today’s developments in Iraq on msnbc.com noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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