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Iraq / Fallujah & Najaf #753887

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: David Wright) The showdown in Fallujah, Iraq, featured; night military scenes in Fallujah & funerals & people giving blood in Najaf shown. [Voice of television pool reporter Karl PENHAUL†- describes what is happening.] [Coalition deputy director for operations Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT - says ultimatums are not helpful.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The dilemma for the US military forces in going after the insurgents without carrying out an all-out attack featured; details given of the plan for night operations, the response to cease-fire violations & psychological operations. [PENHAUL - outlines the messages to the Iraqis.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard MYERS†- comments on trying to be peaceful while not tolerating violence.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Yesterday's fighting near a mosque in Fallujah featured; scenes shown {taken by photographer John Templeton} of Marines running, firing, communicating & of a wounded man. [Voice of Marine Echo Co. commander Capt. Douglas ZEMBIEC†, two MARINES - describe what happened in the battle.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) A visit with captured former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein by a team from the International Red Cross; the confirmation hearing for John Negroponte, who will be the ambassador to Iraq & the decision by the two Wisconsin National Guard sisters Rachel & Charity Witmer not to return to serve in Iraq reported.

Jennings, Peter;
Wright, David;
Raddatz, Martha

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