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Iraq / Fallujah / Urban Warfare / Homefront #753977

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The eruption of explosions and gunfire in Fallujah, Iraq, featured; scenes shown of air strikes over the city. [Voice of pool reporter Karl PENHAUL†- describes what is happening.] [Voice of “Christian Science Monitor” reporter Scott PETERSON†- says yesterday’s firefight confirmed fears that the insurgents were using the cease-fire to rearm and regroup.] [Voice of “Washington Post” reporter Rajiv CHANDRASEKARAN†- comments on the volatility of the al-Jolan†† neighborhood.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The perils of urban warfare examined. The status of the US operation against cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army in Kufa and Najaf discussed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The visit by an International Red Cross team with ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, and the decision by Wisconsin National Guard members Rachel & Charity Witmer, whose sister Michelle was killed in Iraq, not to return to Iraq noted.

(Ferndale, Michigan: Martin Savidge) The pressure on members of Congress from their constituents about Iraq featured; scenes shown from town meetings in Ferndale, Michigan; Exeter, New Hampshire, and Savannah, Georgia; poll results cited. [Several PEOPLE, Representatives Sandy LEVIN†, Jeb BRADLEY††– express views.] [Senator Susan COLLINS – says people in Maine are less certain that we’re on the right track.] [Sfc. John Marshall†’s wife Denise MARSHALL†- questions the loss of our men and kidnapping of civilians.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Engel, Richard;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Savidge, Martin

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