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Iraq / Mosque Car Bombing / Civil War #736466

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 29, 2003
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(Studio: Terry Moran) Report introduced.

(Najaf: John Yang) A car bombing at a mosque in Najaf, Iraq, that killed Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir†† al-Hakim†, who had supported working with the US civil authorities, featured; scenes shown of fires, the damaged cars & buildings, of bodies & mourners.

(Studio: Terry Moran) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jim Sciutto) The power struggle in Iraq between Shiite Moslems examined; details given about attacks carried out by militants & the problems of uniting Iraq's disparate factions & militant Islam. ["Al Quds al Arabi" newspaper editor Abdel Bari ATWAN†- comments on the political & religious fighting.] [University of Michigan historian Juan COLE†- says there is the potential for fighting along sectarian lines.] The question of who will get the blame for the Najaf bombing discussed.

Moran, Terry;
Yang, John;
Sciutto, Jim

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