NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 18, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The death of another American soldier in a Baghdad attack noted.
(Fallujah, Iraq: Richard Engel) The US Army 3rd Cavalry’s efforts to crush the growing Iraqi resistance movement in Fallujah featured; details given about the hiring of poor villagers by resistance groups to carry out attacks on US troops; scenes shown from the Army’s command center and of resistance fighters denouncing the American occupation. [3rd Cavalry Intelligence Officer Jonathan MICHAEL- says small pockets of resistance are hard to locate.]
(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.
(Tikrit, Iraq: James Hattori) The mission of the US Army in Tikrit to convince citizens that clinging to the remnants of Saddam Hussein’s regime is a mistake featured; pictures shown of amusing doctored images of Saddam in disguise. [US Army's 4th Infantry Division Lt. Col. Steve RUSSELL- says it’s time to get on with the new Iraq.]
(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Acts of sabotage, including the bombing of a Baghdad water main and an oil pipeline explosion, reported.