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Iraq / Chemical Weapons / Baghdad / Rumsfeld Visit #727309

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 27, 2003
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Outside Bayji, Iraq: David Wright) The investigation into chemical material found at a site north of Tikrit, Iraq, featured; scenes shown from Bayji where field tests were carried out. [US Army Lt. Col. Keith JOHNSON†, Lt. Col. Valentin NOVIKOV†- comment on the weapons & trucks out there.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Dan Harris) The capture of Hossam Mohammed Amin††, who was the chief liaison to U.N. weapons inspectors, the discovery of documents found at Iraqi intelligence headquarters linking Iraq to Al Qaeda & the US arrest of Mohamed Zubaidi, the self-proclaimed mayor of Baghdad, reviewed. [December 26, 2002, AMIN - criticizes the US.] ["The Telegraph" reporter Inigo GILMORE†- says someone attempted to hide the Al Qaeda links.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) The injuring of four US soldiers in a Baghdad ambush reported; scenes shown.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Doha, Qatar: John McWethy) Statement from US Central Command commander Gen. Tommy Franks that Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz is providing information about President Saddam Hussein's regime examined; scenes shown of Franks with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who is visiting the region. [FRANKS - says Aziz is cooperating right now; states nothing indicates Saddam is alive; says the region's footprint will be rearranged.]

Simpson, Carole;
Wright, David;
Harris, Dan;
McWethy, John

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