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ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 08, 2003
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(Studio: Claire Shipman) Yesterday's car bombing at the Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, noted.

(Crawford, Texas: John Cochran) The response from President Bush's administration to the continued attacks on US troops in Iraq featured; casualty figures cited; details given from the administration's 24-page report on Iraq. [BUSH - says Iraq is more secure & the criticism is pure politics.] [May 1, BUSH - says major combat operations have ended.] [Yesterday, former Vice President Al GORE - criticizes the administration for historic mistakes.]

(Studio: Claire Shipman) Report introduced.

(Tikrit: John Berman) A series of US raids around Tikrit featured; scenes shown of soldiers on patrols & slain Iraqis; details given about the bounty payments for killing Americans & about the aggressive US military policy. [Army's 4th Infantry Div. Maj. Gen. Ray ODIERNO†- says people are being recruited to attack US forces.] [Army's 4th Infantry Div. Lt. Col. Steve RUSSELL†- says we did not give them a chance to engage.]

Reporter(s):
Shipman, Claire;
Cochran, John;
Berman, John
Duration:
00:04:10

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