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Iraq / Saddam / Chalabi #727144

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 25, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) US intelligence theories on the fate of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein examined; details given about the capture of former intelligence chief Farouk Hijazi†† and about the Pentagon’s conclusion that broadcasts of Saddam during the war were taped before the war; tape excerpts shown. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – says most {of the fugitives} are being apprehended with the help of ordinary Iraqis.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) The possibility that President Bush may declare next Thursday that the combat phase of the war in Iraq is officially over noted.

(Baghdad: Elizabeth Palmer) The remaining duties of the US military in Baghdad featured; details given about Iraqi opposition leader Ahmad Chalabi’s increasing presence; scenes shown of American soldiers ousting Iraqis from a Baghdad residence, who said they were acting on behalf of Chalabi.

Note: Local weather bulletin on screen.

Rather, Dan;
Martin, David;
Palmer, Elizabeth

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