NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The capture of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s personal secretary, Abid Hamid Mahmud, who may have information on weapons of mass destruction and the fate of Saddam, featured; details given of items confiscated in US raids on Tikrit. [Iraq expert Michael O’HANLON- comments on the significance of the capture.] [4th Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Ray ODIERNO- talks about bounties for Americans.]
(Baghdad: Dawna Friesen) The rising tide of hostility toward Americans in Baghdad featured; details given about the deaths of two Iraqis after Americans opened fired on a demonstration by unemployed Iraqi soldiers and about the death of an American soldier, who was shot by Iraqis; scenes shown of the angry crowd. [US Army 1st Armored Division Maj. Scott SLATEN- describes being assaulted by the Iraqis.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Charges by Human Rights Watch that US troops used excessive force when they killed Iraqi protestors in Fallujah last April reported.