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Iraq / Fallujah / Najaf #754177

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Apr 25, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The latest developments in Iraq, including a roadside bombing in Baghdad and insurgents’ stockpiling of weapons in mosques and schools in Najaf, reviewed.

(Fallujah: Karl Penhaul) The siege of Fallujah featured; scenes shown of US Marines fighting insurgents; details given of daily gunfights despite a cease-fire. [US Marines Cpl. Owen CAMPBELL†, L/Cpl. Jesse BELTRAN†- comment on a battle with insurgents who have been firing on them.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(White House: Suzanne Malveaux) The tension in Fallujah & Najaf featured; details given of the administration’s hope that local Iraqis will negotiate a deal to end the fighting in Fallujah and concern about the situation in Najaf, where radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is holed up. [US military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT†- notes some progress in negotiations.] [Senator Jay ROCKEFELLER†- says if you don’t control {Fallujah}, it becomes a symbol for all of Islam.] [Coalition Provisional Authority spokesman Dan SENOR†- says a dangerous situation is developing in Najaf.] [U.N. special envoy to Iraq Lakhdar BRAHIMI†- acknowledges that time is running out before the handover of power to the Iraqis.]

Reporter(s):
Lin, Carol;
Penhaul, Karl;
Malveaux, Suzanne
Duration:
00:06:00

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