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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 23, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The big picture in Iraq reviewed; scenes shown from Karbala of the Shiite demonstration; details given of the discovery of more US currency in a kennel & the first flow of Iraqi oil for domestic consumption; scenes shown of retired US Gen. Jay Garner touring the north & of Iraqi newspapers back in the streets. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- says we oppose any outside interference in Iraq.] [Iraqi National Congress Ahmed CHALABI†- says no one should lay claim to authority unilaterally.] [Coalition land forces commander Lt. Gen. David McKIERNAN†- says finding the weapons of mass destruction will be a long process.]

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The US mission of what happened to Navy Capt. Michael Scott Speicher, who was shot down in the first Gulf war in January, 1991, & might have been held prisoner by Iraq, featured; details given of the discovery of the initials "M.S.S." on a prison cell wall; cards shown of three more Iraqis who fell into US custody & the capture of an Iraqi intelligence official involved in US affairs. A report that some of the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as "unlawful combatants" are underage discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
McIntyre, Jamie

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