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Iraq / Shiite vs. Sunni / Fandy Interview #750525

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Mar 07, 2004
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(Studio: Martin Savidge) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Ben Wedeman) Clerics’ calls for unity between the Shiite and Sunni Muslims and to not start a civil war in Iraq featured; details given about their blaming of the US for security problems and lingering threats; scenes shown of an assembly at the Baghdad mosque that was bombed last Tuesday.

(Studio: Martin Savidge) Live interview held with US Institute of Peace Mamoun Fandy† about signs of ethnic conflict in Iraq. [FANDY – explains the basic differences between Sunnis and Shiites; comments on Al Qaeda’s aim to drive a wedge between the two; states civil war is not likely.]

Savidge, Martin;
Wedeman, Ben

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