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Iraq / Mosque Car Bombing #736938

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Aug 30, 2003
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(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Report introduced.

(Najaf, Iraq: Ben Wedeman) A setback to efforts to bring stability to Iraq following yesterday’s car bombing at a Najaf mosque featured; details given about Shiite Muslims’ hopes to have a voice in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq; scenes shown of crowds mourning the death of cleric Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim†† and of suspects being arrested by Iraqi police.

(Studio: Andrea Koppel) An oil pipeline fire in northern Iraq and the U.N.’s announcement that it will cut staff in Baghdad noted; scenes shown.

Koppel, Andrea;
Wedeman, Ben

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