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ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 09, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The homecoming at Ft. Stewart, Georgia, for soldiers stationed in Iraq shown; details given of further attacks on US troops.

(Baghdad: Mike von Fremd) The investigation of the bombing at the Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, & the latest casualties suffered by US troops featured; scenes shown of the car, bodies, debris & fire at the embassy. [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER - says Ansar al-Islam is a terrorist group we are concerned with.] [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN†- says if there are more Islamic groups joining in, the situation will become more dangerous.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The coalition forces' shutting down of a fuel smuggling operation in Iraq reported; scenes shown of the ship seized.

(Pentagon: Geoff Morrell) The Pentagon's reexamination of two mysterious trailers found in Iraq that were originally deemed to be mobile labs for biological weapons featured; details given from the May 28 intelligence report from the CIA & DIA & of the more recent conclusion that labs were designed to produce hydrogen. [May 29, President BUSH - says we discovered mobile biological laboratories.] [May 29, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says two mobile trailers have been captured.] [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Joseph CIRINCIONE†- says the administration rushed to judgment.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
von Fremd, Mike;
Morrell, Geoff

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