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Iraq / Basra Suicide Bombings / Fallujah / Security #753504

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The suicide bombings in Basra, Iraq, and renewed fighting in Fallujah featured; scenes shown of burned-out cars, grieving & angry people and the wounded in Basra, and US Marines fighting insurgents in Fallujah. [Iraq Interior Minister Samir al-SUMAIDI††- notes the bombings in recent months.] [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER- says we must not give the terrorists a victory of being able to derail the process {for the power transfer to the Iraqis.}]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The effect of attacks on Iraqi police stations on the willingness of the Iraqis to join security forces examined. [1st Armored Division Maj. Gen. Martin DEMPSEY†- notes Iraqis are intimidated or working against us.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Engel, Richard;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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