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Iraq / U.N. Headquarters Bombing / Ramadan Arrest #735818

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003
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(Studio: John Roberts) A terrorist attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, which houses the U.N. headquarters, reported; scenes shown from a news conference that was being held when the blast occurred.

(Baghdad: Randall Pinkston) The U.N. headquarters bombing featured; details given of the death of U.N. envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello††; scenes shown of injured people, wreckage & rescue efforts. [CBS News cameraman Atheer HAMEED†- describes filming the chaotic scene.] [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER – says de Mello may have been the target.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The anger many Iraqis feel toward U.N. weapons inspectors for giving the US an excuse to invade the country, which may be why Baghdad's U.N. headquarters became a terror target, featured; scenes shown. [BREMER – says the people who did this attacked innocent men & women.] [U.N. spokesperson Ahmad FAWZI†- says de Mello was firm about maintaining the U.N.’s independence.]

(Studio: John Roberts) President Bush’s vow that the US will not be driven out of Iraq by terrorists noted.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The three groups - remnants of Saddam Hussein’s regime, foreign fighters, & the terrorist group Ansar al-Islam – who are attempting to sabotage the rebuilding of Iraq detailed. [BUSH – says these murderers reveal themselves once more as enemies of the civilized world.] The surfacing of another Al Qaeda audiotape urging resistance in Iraq noted.

(Studio: John Roberts) The capture in Iraq of former vice president Taha Yasin Ramadan† noted.

Reporter(s):
Roberts, John;
Pinkston, Randall;
Dozier, Kimberly;
Martin, David
Duration:
00:07:30

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