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Iraq / Missing Marine / Attacks #759943

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 08, 2004
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(Washington: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The mystery over American Marine Cpl. Wassef Hassoun, who had been missing in Iraq since June 20 until he turned up at the embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, reviewed. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER†- comments on Hassoun's phone call.] [Beirut, ABC reporter David WRIGHT - says the question is whether it was a kidnapping or a hoax.] [Pentagon spokesman Larry DiRITA†- says we don't know & won't speculate.] A gun battle outside the Hassoun home in Tripoli noted; scenes shown.

(Washington: Ted Koppel) An attack on US soldiers in Samarra reported; Al Jazeera footage shown of two Bulgarians supposedly captured in Iraq.

Koppel, Ted;
Raddatz, Martha

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