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Iraq War / Baghdad / Saddam / Shiites #726520

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 21, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The arrival in Iraq of retired US Gen. Jay Garner, who will rule for the time being & the arrest of former prime minister Mohammed al-Zubaidi† reported.

(Baghdad: Dan Harris) After the war in Baghdad featured; scenes shown of Garner at a power station where engineers are rushing to restore electricity. [GARNER - comments on facilitating the rebuilding of Iraq; states we will leave fairly quickly.] [Iraqi National Congress spokesman Zaab SETHNA†- says now President Saddam Hussein's regime is coming together for meetings.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Brian Ross) ABCNews exclusive report on a possible deal between Saddam & the US that never came off presented; scenes shown from the site of an air strike that killed an Iraqi tribal chief involved in the dealings. [Former CIA official/consultant Bob BAER†- says he was told that the chief of Iraqi intelligence wanted to get in touch with the US.] [Dulaym tribal members Abdullah & Fahad KAHARBIT†- comment on the use of Thuraya†† cell phones.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) BBC report of a mass grave near a prison outside Baghdad outlined.

(State Department: Martha Raddatz) The mystery of a "New York Times" report on an Iraqi's scientist's statement on the weapons program outlined on screen & the administration's hands-off view until chemical & biological weapons are found discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The power struggle between Muslims in Iraq introduced.

(Karbala: David Wright) The pilgrimage of Shiite Moslems to Karbala to commemorate the murder of Shiite leader Iman Hussein 1300 years ago featured; scenes shown of the religious gathering in Karbala. [US Marines Brig. Gen. Richard NATONSKI†- says we will marginalize {the Shiite cleric who declared himself mayor.}]

Jennings, Peter;
Harris, Dan;
Ross, Brian;
Raddatz, Martha;
Wright, David

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