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Iraq / Fallujah / Basra / Rebuilding #753589

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 22, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) A warning to the insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq, noted. [Coalition deputy director for operations Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT - says if they can't deliver, we may resume offensive operations.]

(Baghdad: Jim Clancy) The aftermath of the suicide car bombings in Basra featured; scenes shown of anti-US demonstrations; details given of the struggle of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr with the coalition.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Insurgents' killing of a South African security guard in Baghdad & the suspension of contracts in Iraq by GE & Siemens noted.

(Baghdad: Jane Arraf) The problem of rebuilding in an unpredictable Iraq examined; scenes shown of a power station rebuild by Iraqis; details given of concerns that the pullout of security contractors will lead to electricity outages & of the views of Iraqi & Russian workers. [Head of project management office Adm. David NASH†- comments.] The question of how many foreign workers are pulling out & role of the one commercial airlines flying charters into Baghdad discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Ensor) The coalition's decision to hire Baathists in a modification of the "debaathification policy" examined. [CPA spokesman Dan SENOR†- says many innocents were kept from playing a role in rebuilding.] [KIMMITT - says many senior officers can meet debaathification rules.] [Former CPA official Walter SLOCOMBE†- says many major generals were not in the top four ranks of the party.] The fact that Ahmed Chalabi has blocked the hiring of many lower Baath party members noted. [Iraqi Governing Council Adnan PACHACHI†- notes the need for the Iraqi generals.] The timetable for the hiring process discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
Clancy, Jim;
Arraf, Jane;
Ensor, David

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