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Iraq / Attacks / Syrian Fire Fight #731573

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(No location given: Bill Neely) The death of six British soldiers in two separate attacks in southern Iraq at Al Majar Al Kabir† reviewed; diagram shown. [British secretary of defense Geoffrey HOON†- comments on the incident.] [At a London state dinner, Queen ELIZABETH, Russian President Vladimir PUTIN†- comment on the attack in Iraq.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) Pentagon report on the night-time air attack on the compound near the Syrian border featured; "Newsweek" photos shown; details given of the link of those in the convoy to captured Iraqi leader Abid Hamid Mahmud. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says the vehicles were not normal commerce; states he has no reason to believe Iraqi leaders were taken out.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard MYERS†- says we had good intelligence.] Syria's demands for the return of its injured border guards noted. The question of whether US troops can legally cross a border discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
Neely, Bill;
McIntyre, Jamie

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