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Iraq / Fallaujah Shootout / Al Qaeda Link #727347

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Karl Penhaul) The shootout in Iraq when US troops opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators at a school in Fallujah featured; details given of the differing accounts about the shooting; scenes shown of the wounded in a hospital, damaged vehicles & houses & people running in the street. [Shooting victim Muthanna SALIM†- {thru translator}, US Army sniper scout Sgt. Sargon MACKSUD†, relative of dead Raid al-KATEEB† {thru translator} - describe what happened.] The Iraqi call for coalition forces to leave the country noted & the mood following the shooting in a country that has no national media & plans for an investigation into the shooting of civilians in Fallujah discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Ensor) The nabbing in Iraq of an unnamed member of an Al Qaeda-affiliated terror group featured; details given about group led by Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi†, who masterminded the murder of American diplomat Laurence Foley last October. [October 7, 2002, President BUSH - says some Al Qaeda leaders fled Afghanistan for Iraq.] [February 5, Secretary of State Colin POWELL - outlines the actions by Al Qaeda groups based in Baghdad.] The Al Qaeda link for Farouk Hijazi, an Iraqi leader also captured by US forces, noted.

Cooper, Anderson;
Penhaul, Karl;
Ensor, David

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