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Iraq / Terrorist Attacks / Chemical Ali Capture #735936

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 21, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The Pentagon's admission that terrorist attacks in Iraq are increasing noted.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) Terrorism in Iraq featured; details given of the role of Ansar al-Islam, loyalists to Saddam Hussein & foreign fighters. [US Central Command commander Gen. John ABIZAID†- says terrorism is the number one security threat; states there may be cooperation {among terrorist groups.}] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - comments on the foreign fighters.] [At the U.N., Secretary of State Colin POWELL - comments.] Statistics cited on the low number of foreign troops working with the US in Iraq. The "challenging" chances for the US to get international troops to help out discussed.

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The discovery of three more bodies at the site of the truck bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad reported.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The capture of former Iraqi information minister Gen. Ali Hassan al-Majid, aka "Chemical Ali" featured. [EXPERT - predicts Saddam will be captured soon; calls "Chemical Ali" a very evil man who should be put on trial.] [Second EXPERT - comments on al-Majid.] [WOMAN - comments on the chemical attacks order by "Chemical Ali."]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Raddatz, Martha;
Ross, Brian

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