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Iraq / Militants / Marine Hostage / Oil Money #759051

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 03, 2004
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The insurgency in Iraq after the handover featured; details given of a claim by militants of the execution of American Marine Cpl. Wassef Hassoun†† featured; video shown of the blindfolded hostage who was captured when he left the base; details given of a roadside bombing outside Baghdad, of the new government offer to militants & of a US raid on a bomb-making factory. [June 26, Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad ALLAWI - talks about government action against criminals.]

(West Jordan, Utah: Lee Cowan) The wait by Hassoun's family featured; scenes shown from his hometown of New Jordan, Utah. [Brother Sami Ali HASSOUN†- talks about his brother.] [Khadeeja Mosque Imam SHUAIB-UDDIN†- asks for prayers for Hassoun & the family.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Sabotage against an Iraqi oil pipeline noted.

(London: Mark Phillips) The question of Iraqi oil money that was supposed to pay for the reconstruction examined; details statistics given about discrepancies in the oil revenue numbers. [Christian Aid Anthea LAWSON†- talks about corruption.] [Oil industry analyst Leo DROLLAS†- says tracking oil is not difficult, but tracking the money is.] [March 27, 2002, deputy Defense Secretary Paul WOLFOWITZ - projects oil revenue for Iraq.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Dozier, Kimberly;
Cowan, Lee;
Phillips, Mark

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