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Iraq / Attacks / Shiite Opposition #752096

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A terrible day in Iraq for the US introduced.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) Today's casualties reviewed; details given of the attack on Marines in Ramadi & Fallujah; photos shown. [Voice of "North County Times" reporter Darrin MORTENSON†- describes the firefight inside Fallujah.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - comments on the March 31 attack against American civilians.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The US struggle to deal with defiant cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who issued a fatwa against the Americans, introduced.

(Baghdad: John Berman) Al-Sadr & his armed militia featured; details given from his statement & his demand that the US get out of US cities & release political prisoners; scenes shown from Najaf & Baghdad. Map shown of the cities where fighting took place. Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's condemnation of the violent demonstrations noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Terry Moran) The main task at the White House to stay on top of the evolving situation in Iraq, the uncertainty of plans & concerns that mounting casualties will effect the American people in an election year discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) "Nightline" report on the army of private security personnel in Iraq noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Raddatz, Martha;
Berman, John;
Moran, Terry

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