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Iraq / Tikrit Insurgents / Saddam Hunt / Helicopters #741941

CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Walter Rodgers) The US punishment of Iraqi insurgents in Tikrit, a stronghold of Saddam Hussein loyalists, featured; night military, day damage & complaints by Iraqi civilians scenes shown. [SOLDIER, Col. James HICKEY†- comment on the attack.] The classical guerrilla warfare situation in Iraq noted & discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Statements from presidential candidate retired Gen. Wesley Clark about the war in Iraq noted.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The hunt in Iraq for Saddam featured; details given about the most recent audiotape, the stepped up search for his top deputy Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri‡ & plans to continue using helicopters. [Army Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT†- says intelligence implicates al-Douri in the killing of coalition soldiers; states the hunt for Saddam is daily business.] The reasons for the lack of the best missile defensive systems on the copters discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Ft. Campbell, Kentucky: Gary Tuchman) Remembering two soldiers of the 101st Airborne who lost their lives on the Black Hawk helicopters that crashed on Saturday presented; scenes shown from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. [Victims' wives Katrina SULLIVAN†, Beth WHITENER†- remember their late husbands.] [Ft. Campbell Lt. Col. C.J. BUCHE†- speaks of the base's loses.]

Brown, Aaron;
Rodgers, Walter;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Tuchman, Gary

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