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Iraq / Raids / Saddam Interrogation #744173

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 17, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Samarra, Iraq: Don Dahler) US military raids in Samarra, Iraq, to find the people organizing the anti-coalition forces featured; night & day scenes shown; details given of recent violence in Samarra. [4th Infantry Div. Lt. Col. Frederick RUDESHEIM†- says the raids will isolate extremists.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) CIA plans for the interrogation of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein examined; details given from the documents seized. [Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments Michael VICKERS†, former CIA profiler Dr. Jerrold POST†- comment on tactics for questioning him.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Huge explosion in Baghdad after a fuel tanker collided with a bus reported; scenes shown of the wreckage. Italy's agreement to help reduce Iraq's debt to other nations noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Dahler, Don;
Raddatz, Martha

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