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Iraq / Fallujah #753670

CNN Evening News for Friday, Apr 23, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The standoff in Fallujah, Iraq, introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The pivotal battle against insurgents in Fallujah featured; scenes shown of Marines shooting. [Coalition deputy director for operations Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT - says talks must bear fruit; calls the weapons turn-in a fiction.] [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER - says these men may belong to former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's instruments of repression.] [Deputy Defense Secretary Paul WOLFOWITZ - says it's a terrorist unit.] The Pentagon's belief that the diehards are trapped & getting them could break the resistance noted & the negotiations discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The fear & loathing in Iraq introduced.

(Baghdad: Jane Arraf) The danger that Fallujah may become a rallying call uniting Sunnis & Shiites against the American occupation of this Sunni heartland reviewed. [Two IRAQIS - {one thru translator} talk resistance.] What the Iraqis are saying about the battle, the lack of Western cameras in Fallujah, the delicate balance for Iraqis who want to see the violence end & the problems of negotiations discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Arraf, Jane

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