NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 21, 2003
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) The capture in Iraq of Ali Hassan al-Majid, aka “Chemical Ali,” reported.
(Baghdad: James Hattori) The terrible legacy of Chemical Ali featured; footage shown depicting his brutality; details given of his gassing of Kurdish & Shiite rebels. [US Central Command commander Gen. John ABIZAID- comments on Ali.] [Human Rights Watch Richard DICKER- comments on bringing him to trial.]
(Studio: Campbell Brown) Casualty figures from the U.N. headquarters bombing in Baghdad cited.
(Baghdad: Dawna Friesen) New strains between Americans & Iraqis in Baghdad in the aftermath of the attack on the U.N. headquarters featured; details given of the push by US administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer for the Iraqis to take more responsibility for security; scenes shown of the rubble of the U.N. headquarters. [US Central Command commander Gen. John ABIZAID- says terrorism is the number one security threat.] [Iraqi Governing Council Ahmed CHALABI- says the US & Iraqis need to work together to improve security.] [At the U.N., U.N. Secretary General Kofi ANNAN – calls for a moment of silence for the victims.]
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