CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 01, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Jim Clancy) The fallout from yesterday's murder of four American civilian contractors & soldiers in & around Fallujah, Iraq, featured; scenes shown of the burning cars & jubilant Iraqis in Fallujah & of a convoy of vehicles attacked in Baghdad by bombs. [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER - calls the acts despicable.] [Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT - promises to respond in Fallujah to hunt down those responsible for this bestial act.] The strategic difference between Iraq & Somalia of the early 1990s noted & the question of why the Marines did not go into Fallujah after the insurgents attacked discussed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) The mission ahead for retaking Fallujah introduced.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The assignment for the 1st Marine Div. inside Fallujah of hunting for insurgents while trying to win over the local people featured; details given of the new strategy: what they will do & who they will look for. [KIMMITT - says the coalition forces will respond in the city; states we will find the Iraqis in the video footage.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Later coverage of what happened in Fallujah previewed.