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Iraq / Attacks / Oil Production #731553

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The death of six British soldiers in two separate attacks in southern Iraq reviewed; details given about the two incidents. [British secretary of defense Geoffrey HOON†, British military spokesman Lt. Col. P.G. LEWIS†- comment on the incidents.] Concern that attacks in Iraq are getting more coordinated noted. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard MYERS†- comments on the situation in Iraq.] The recent attack on a convoy at the Iraq-Syria border mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The first U.N. conference on reconstructing Iraq, which will be funded by selling Iraqi oil, noted.

(Kirkuk: Hilary Brown) Efforts to get the Iraqi oil fields up & running featured; scenes shown of an oil field fire near Kirkuk & of a ransacked station; statistics cited on production; details given of the problem of looting. [Army Corps of Engineers Maj. Joseph HANUS†- says some people are trying to steal oil.]

Jennings, Peter;
Raddatz, Martha;
Brown, Hilary

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