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Iraq / Kidnappings / al-Sadr #754375

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The day's developments in Iraq reviewed; inset scenes shown; casualty & hostage figures for the month outlined on screen.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The discovery of four bodies west of Baghdad where some Halliburton/KBR contractors & soldiers disappeared discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: David Wright) A US military option to capture or kill Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr featured; scenes shown of his militia; photos shown of the US troops. [Voice of embedded AP reporter Denis GRAY†- says the military is aware of the danger of going into "the Vatican of the Shiites."] [Coalition deputy director for operations Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT - says the target is not Najaf, but al-Sadr & his militia.] The concessions made by al-Sadr, who remains defiant, noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The state of the cease-fire truce in Fallujah updated; scenes shown of night gunfire.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Terry Moran) President Bush's plans for a speech in prime time before his press conference in response to American anxiety over Iraq & the pressure from within the Republican Party on Bush discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
Raddatz, Martha;
Wright, David;
Moran, Terry

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