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Iraq / Samarra Firefight / Burns Interview #742977

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 01, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Samarra: Nic Robertson) The fierce street firefight in Samarra, Iraq, after a coalition convoy was attacked by insurgents reviewed; scenes shown of the wrecked vehicles & damaged buildings & of the wounded & families in the hospital. [SOLDIER, COMMANDER - comment on the firefight.] The discrepancy in the casualty toll offered the military & by the Iraqis discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live in-studio interview held with "New York Times" reporter John Burns†† about the situation in Iraq. [BURNS - says incidents of this kind are very confusing; explains the reaction of Iraqis in the Sunni triangle to the Americans, the increasing doubt there that the Americans will stay the course & the fear that Saddam Hussein will return.]

Robertson, Nic;
Brown, Aaron

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