CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) A deadly day in Iraq introduced; map shown of cities where attacks & fighting took place.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The attack by yet unknown anti-US forces against Marines in Ramadi reviewed; aerial maps shown. The casualty reports from Ramadi & the spread of the violence into the Shiite area discussed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Walter Rodgers) The fighting in Fallujah, Najaf & Baghdad featured; scenes shown of armed fighters & US Marines around Fallujah; details given of the ultimatum from Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER - says we have control of the country.] [In Baghdad, SOLDIER - comments.] What is known about the firefight in Ramadi discussed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Newsweek" Baghdad bureau chief Rod Nordland about the last three days in Iraq. [From Baghdad, NORDLAND- downplays al-Sadr's capabilities; states the real danger is a backlash & a crossover between the Sunnis & Shiites; comments on reports of support from Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani & what al-Sadr is doing in case the US tries to arrest him; cites the importance of Sistani to the US accomplishing anything in Iraq; lists the upcoming holidays.]