NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 08, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The standoff in Iraq, where American forces are fighting Sunni insurgents in Fallujah and a militia supporting rebel Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in southern Iraq, examined; details given about the US Operation Resolute Sword to take back three cities controlled by al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army, who may now be linked with the Sunnis. [Coalition forces in Iraq commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo SANCHEZ- says coalition & Iraqi forces will continue to attack to destroy this disruptive force.] [Military expert Dr. Loren THOMPSON- comments on the challenge for the US to avoid excessive force & civilian casualties.] [Former Senator Bob KERREY – warns against civil war in Iraq.]