CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004
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(Studio: Dan Rather) More American casualties in the continuing violence in Iraq reported.
(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The latest uprising featured; details given about an ambush by insurgents on Marines at the governor’s palace in Ramadi; scenes shown from Baghdad, where US troops were sent to put down the Shiite rebellion led by Sheik Muqtada al-Sadr, and from Fallujah, where Marines are facing Sunni militants and Saddam Hussein loyalists. [US Marine Lt. Col. Gregg OLSEN††, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – comment on the situation in Fallujah.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Casualties for coalition fighters from other countries outlined; scenes shown of a firefight in Diwaniya.
(White House: Bill Plante) The pressure on President Bush because of the intensity of the latest fighting in Iraq and mounting US casualties detailed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Washington: Jim Stewart) The many enemies facing the US in Iraq, including former followers of Saddam, foreign fighters led by Al Qaeda-linked militant Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi†, and Shiites led by al-Sadr, featured; details given about a new tape from Zarqawi, in which he claims responsibility for recent suicide attacks in Iraq and vows to assassinate US administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer and Central Command head Gen. John Abizaid; tape excerpt transcribed on screen.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Live interview held with CBS News military consultant retired Col. Mitch Mitchell† about the guerrilla-style actions across Iraq. [In Washington, MITCHELL – comments on the change in the enemy’s tactics, characterized by insurgent attacks; notes the coalition does not have enough troops on the ground.]