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Iraq / Mosque Car Bombing / Hakim #736482

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 29, 2003
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(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Report introduced.

(Najaf, in southern Iraq: Ben Wedeman) A car bombing at a mosque in Najaf, Iraq, that killed cleric Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir†† al-Hakim†, who led a main Shiite faction, featured; scenes shown of fires, the damaged buildings & of bodies of the dead & the wounded; details given of the vying for power by rival clerical factions.

(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Rym Brahimi) The background of Hakim, a Shiite cleric who had suffered under Saddam Hussein & preached moderation, reviewed; scenes shown of the mosque martyr, who had returned to Iraq in May & urged the Iraqis to allow the US to fulfill its promises. Shiite beliefs & the prospects for a potential civil war with this bombing outlined & how this car bombing could help destablize the American efforts in postwar Iraq discussed.

Koppel, Andrea;
Wedeman, Ben;
Brahimi, Rym

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