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Iraq / Guerrilla War #731814

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 27, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jeffrey Kofman) The trouble all over Iraq for US & British soldiers featured; details given about the latest attacks on the US military; scenes shown from Baghdad, where Iraqis described what happened in the shooting. [US military spokesman Maj. William THURMOND†- says our soldiers follow stringent rules.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The question of whether the attacks in Iraq are coordinated examined; details given about the strategies of the three groups: criminals, Islamic extremists & Saddam Hussein's hard-line supporters. [ABCNews consultant retired Maj. Gen. William NASH†- states the case for them being planned operations.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says he won't use the word "guerrilla" warfare.] The reasons why the soldiers cannot really change procedures discussed.

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Senate confirmation of Gen. John Abizaid to replace US Central Command commander Gen. Tommy Franks noted.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Kofman, Jeffrey;
Raddatz, Martha

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