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Iraq / Ammunitions Dump Explosion / Mental Hospital / Rumsfeld / Homecomings #727210

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Apr 26, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The explosion of an ammunitions dump after an attack by Iraqi forces reported; scenes shown of wounded people and damaged property.

(Baghdad: Rym Brahimi) The looting of a Baghdad psychiatric hospital, where thieves cleaned out the rooms and attacked the patients, many of whom ran away, featured; details given about the takeover of the hospital by Shia Muslims, who are eager to be seen providing social services; scenes shown from the hospital. [PATIENT – says women patients were raped.] [Religious REPRESENTATIVE {thru translator} – talks about security at the hospital.] Iraqis’ blaming of the US for the looting and other issues discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Shannon, Ireland: Barbara Starr) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s tour of the Middle East to meet with regional leaders & US military officials to discuss the US military presence in both Afghanistan and Iraq featured; scenes shown of Rumsfeld on a plane and greeting people. [RUMSFELD – says there is a lot of work ahead.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The return to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, of the USS Paul Hamilton shown. [US Navy Andrew ROY† – says he’s proud to be part of this crew.] [WIFE – reacts.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Brahimi, Rym;
Starr, Barbara

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