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Iraq / Marine Hostage / Amnesty #759067

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 03, 2004
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Tom Aspell) The claim by the Islamic militant group Army of Ansar Alsunnah†† of the beheading of kidnapped American Marine Cpl. Wassef Hassoun†† featured; Arab Website quoted; Al Jazeera video of the blindfolded hostage shown. [Middle East analyst Walid PHARES†- links the announcement to the US holiday.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(White House: Rosiland Jordan) The reaction in Hassoun's hometown featured; scenes shown from West Jordan, Utah & of other hostages who were killed. [Khadeeja Mosque Imam SHUAIB-Ud DIN†- comments on the hostage.] [Terrorism expert M.J. GOHEL - predicts a deadly guerrilla warfare.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The new Iraqi interim government's consideration of amnesty to insurgents reported.

Seigenthaler, John;
Aspell, Tom;
Jordan, Rosiland

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