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Iraq / Weapons of Mass Destruction / Bayji Site #727039

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 26, 2003
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(Studio: Claire Shipman) Report introduced.

(Outside Bayji, Iraq: David Wright) ABCNews special report on the US discovery of a weapons site in Iraq featured; scenes shown from the area near Bayji† where preliminary tests were carried out on the chemicals. [Lt. Valerie PHIPPS†- describes the vehicles; states a couple of drops of these stuff could cause damage.]

(Studio: Claire Shipman) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Lisa Sylvester) Prior discoveries that turned out not to be weapons of mass destruction reviewed; specific false alarm incidents outlined on screen. [Chemical & biological weapons expert Kyle OLSON†- says the technologies for weapons & pesticides are virtually identical.]

(Studio: Claire Shipman) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Bill Blakemore) The explosion of an ammunitions dump after an attack by Iraqi paramilitary forces featured; scenes shown of coffins, a wounded boy, the Army presence, the charred ordnance site & angry local residents. [Army Col. John PEABODY†- says paramilitary forces fired flares into the ammunition.]

(Studio: Claire Shipman) The introduction from retired Gen. Jay Garner to the Iraqi people reported. [On Iraqi TV, GARNER - says he is here to help rebuild Iraq.]

Shipman, Claire;
Wright, David;
Sylvester, Lisa;
Blakemore, Bill

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