CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 05, 2004
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Jim Clancy) The background of defiant, militant, young Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who has challenged the occupation, featured; details given about the death of his father under President Saddam Hussein, of the death in Najaf of the cleric supported by the US & of the arrest warrant for al-Sadr; scenes shown of unrest in the streets of Sadr City in Baghdad. [Coalition Provisional Authority spokesman Dan SENOR- says a warrant has been issued based on evidence linking al-Sadr to the cleric's murder.] [Army Brig. Gen. Mark HERTLING- comments on intimidation by al-Sadr.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with "Newsweek" Baghdad bureau chief Rod Nordland about al-Sadr. [From Baghdad, NORDLAND - says al-Sadr could become a martyr, so the US has hesitated to execute the warrant; comments on the Shiite clerics, the position of elder cleric Ali al-Sistani, the worrisome support of Sunnis for the Shiite al-Sadr & how a military solution could be messy.]
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