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Iraq / Security & Attacks / Hostage / Missing Marine #759749

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 15, 2004
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(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Michael Holmes) Iraq's plan for an internal security agency to infiltrate the insurgency examined; scenes shown from the sites of car bombings in Karbala & Hadithah & a fiery oil pipeline; details given of the government's hopes for training assistance & money & of the discovery of a headless body that might have been a Bulgarian hostage. [Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad ALLAWI - {thru translator} speaks about the hurdles to freedom.] [On the street, MAN - {thru translator} reacts.]

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The status of the Filipino truck driver Angelo de la Cruz being held hostage updated; videotape shown.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The questions for Marine Cpl. Wassef Hassoun, who may have deserted his unit in Iraq rather than being held hostage, raised; scenes shown of Hassoun back in the US; map shown of his route from Fallujah through Syria to Lebanon. [Marine Lt. Col. David LAPAN†- outlines the repatriation process for captured individuals; states Hassoun will remain at Quantico for now.] The unusual nature & circumstances of this case discussed.

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The Army's dropping of its case against Sgt. Georg-Andreas Pogany††, who was charged with cowardice, but was diagnosed with a condition consistent with the use of the anti-malaria drug Lariam, reported.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Holmes, Michael;
McIntyre, Jamie

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