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Iraq / Uprising / The Pentagon / McMahon Interview / Arab News #752390

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) An overview of the third day of the uprising in Iraq presented; inset scenes shown from Baghdad, Ramadi & Fallujah; details given of the death of a US soldier in Baghdad.

(Baghdad: Walter Rodgers) The third day of the US attempt to regain control of Fallujah featured; scenes shown of the soldiers & US armor in Sadr City in Baghdad. [Coalition deputy director for operations Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT - comments on attacking a mosque.] Map shown of sites of unrest. [Coalition Provisional Authority spokesman Dan SENOR†- asserts things are getting better for Iraqis.] [IRAQI - speaks out.] The combative situation in Baghdad discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The massive rotation of US troops in the region noted.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The Pentagon's struggle to explain how the US is still winning the war in Iraq examined. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says "it is a moment on the path toward a free Iraq"; outlines the mix of the insurgents.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard MYERS†- says it is not a popular uprising; states resources will be made available.] The Pentagon's concern that the uprising might spread & spin out of control discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Chicago Tribune" reporter Colin McMahon† about Iraq. [From Baghdad, McMAHON†- says most Iraqis want the occupation to end; outlines the Shiite view toward recent events, what the US military is watching for & the Shiite criticism of the Americans for attacks on civilians; wonders what can happen during these religious holy days.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) A look at what Arab networks are showing their viewers presented; scenes shown from Al-Jazeera of the last few days of violence in Iraq, including the voice of Al Jazeera chief editor Ahmed al-Sheikh† & from Al-Aribiya.

Brown, Aaron;
Rodgers, Walter;
McIntyre, Jamie

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