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Iraq / Hijazi Capture #727005

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 25, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The status of Iraq after the war reviewed; details given about the capture of former Iraqi senior official Farouk Hijazi†.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) Hijazi's background examined; details given of his orchestration of the assassination plot against President George Bush in 1993 & his 1998 meeting with Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden††. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says Hijazi is significant.] Information from mid-level Iraqis noted; statistics cited on the number of prisoners being held. [National Inst. of Military Justice Eugene FIDELL†- comments on the procedures for prosecuting Iraqis.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The arrival in San Diego of the first ships from the Persian Gulf shown.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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