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Iraq War / Baghdad / Najaf #726419

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 19, 2003
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(Studio: Terry Moran) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Bill Blakemore) The hunt for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's chief officers & the effectiveness of the new Iraqi police examined; scenes shown of finance minister Hikmat al-Azzawi†, personnel records from Saddam's government & Army roadblocks. [Former exiled Iraqi Tamara DAGISTANI†- shows the files.] [SOLDIER - says we took over a dam without difficulty.]

(Studio: Terry Moran) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Dan Harris) The recovery of weapons stockpiled by Iraqi soldiers featured; details given of the accident in which a cluster bomb injured four American soldiers & the young girl carrying it; scenes shown of injured children & the destruction of weaponry. [Marine S/Sgt. David WILSON†- talks about the Iraqi army.]

(Studio: Terry Moran) "Los Angeles Times" report that US soldiers discovered hundreds of millions of dollars reported.

(Najaf: David Wright) The power vacuum left in Iraq examined; scenes shown of the pilgrimage of Shiite Moslems from Najaf to Karabala, a ritual banned by Saddam. [IRAQI - says Najaf is a holy city.] [82nd Airborne Div. commander Maj. Gen. Chuck SWANNACK†- says a council elected the new mayor, but he does not have a long-term future.]

(Studio: Terry Moran) Report introduced.

(Ft. Bliss: Jeffrey Kofman) The return home of the seven American POWs from Germany to Ft. Bliss, Texas, previewed; details given of their upcoming medical exams.

(Studio: Terry Moran) Tomorrow's look at the new Iraq on "This Week" noted.

Moran, Terry;
Blakemore, Bill;
Harris, Dan;
Wright, David;
Kofman, Jeffrey

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