CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The execution of one of the Italian hostages being held in Iraq & the truce in Fallujah reported; hostages shown.
(Baghdad: Jim Clancy) The situation in Fallujah, where talks are stalled, updated; scenes shown of the US Marines; details given about Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who has put his case in the hands of religious leaders. [Iraqi Governing Council Hamid ALKIFAEY- cites the two assassination attempts on the negotiator's life.] [Iraqi Governing Council Adnar PACHACHI- comments on Fallujah.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The extension of combat tours for US soldiers in Iraq featured; statistics cited on troops in Iraq. [November 6, 2003, joint staff operations director Lt. Gen. Norton SCHWARTZ- states the principles for troops.] [Kenneth Woodring's wife Lavonda WOODRING- recounts what her National Guard soldier/husband told her.] [Voice of S/Sgt. Steve Lillard's wife Lee LILLARD- calls the National Guard "weekend warriors."] The kinds of American troops that are being kept in Iraq beyond their assigned tours of duty discussed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Newsweek" Baghdad bureau chief Rod Nordland. [From Baghdad, NORDLAND - explains why things are quieter in Iraq this week, the need for more troops in the south, the realization that further attacks in Fallujah will inflame public opinion, the reaction to civilian deaths in Fallujah, the inability of the Western press to get into Fallujah, the role of an Iranian delegation in the negotiations & the problems in attacking Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.]