CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 19, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) US casualty figures in Iraq updated.
(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) New attacks against US forces in Iraq as the Americans continue their hunt for insurgents featured; scenes shown of a burning oil tanker, the bombed-out Shiia political headquarters in Baghdad and suspects in US custody. [1st Armored Division Brig. Gen. Mark HERTLING- cites American successes in tracking down militants.] [US soldier “BISHOP”- points out weapons and bomb-making materials confiscated in raids.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Thalia Assuras) US administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer’s narrow escape from an assassination attempt two weeks ago when his convoy was ambushed featured; scenes shown of a firefight at a Baghdad hotel. [BREMER – comments on his escape.] [Coalition provisional authority Dan SENOR- notes it may have been a random attack.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Holiday homecomings for many US soldiers noted; scenes shown from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and Fort Carson, Colorado.
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