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Iraq / Crackdown #730734

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 13, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The US military crackdown north of Baghdad, Iraq, noted.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) A bloody battle in which all the casualties were on the Iraqi side featured; details given of the massive sweep in response to ambushes of American troops. [Marine Corps spokesman Maj. Sean GIBSON†- describes what happened in the ambush & counterattack.] [Coalition forces land component commander Lt. Gen. David McKIERNAN†- says we will seek out those still loyal to a regime out of power.] [Brookings Inst. Ivo DAALDER†- says we will snuff it {the resistance} out as quick as possible.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Arabic newspaper report of a letter from President Saddam Hussein quoted.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Raddatz, Martha

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