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(Boston: Dan Rather) The announcement by the interim government in Iraq that it will open a conference to choose a national assembly, and a deadly mortar attack in Baghdad reported.
(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The increase in kidnappings by Iraqi insurgents because their demands are being met to save the lives of hostages examined; details given of Jordan’s agreement to halt deliveries to the US military and leave the country in exchange for the release of 2 Jordanian truck drivers and of the militants’ tactic of attacking supply lines that cannot afford security; hostage videos shown. [Security analyst Mark WHYTE- says vehicles in the middle of convoys are vulnerable to attacks.] [Iraqi prime minister’s spokesperson George SADA- comments on the request for increased protection for convoys from the US military.]
- Rather, Dan;
- Dozier, Kimberly
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