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Iraq / Kidnappings / Casualties #760832

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 24, 2004
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(Studio: Don Dahler) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Mike Lee) The insurgents' tactic of kidnapping Iraqi citizens featured; scenes shown of the Egyptian diplomat held hostage; details given of the targeting of entrepreneurs for money. [ABC News military analyst Tony CORDESMAN†- says the nation-building process can be threatened.] [Iraqi businessman Abbas el-BAWI†- explains how he has changed his movement.]

(Studio: Don Dahler) The death of a US Marine reported; Pentagon casualty figures outlined on screen.

(Washington: Geoff Morrell) "National Journal" magazine portrait of the Americans who have fallen in Iraq presented; statistics cited. [Slain soldier's father John WROBLEWSKI†- reacts to his son's death.] [Magazine's Sydney FREEDBERG†- says they {the soldiers} are professionals with families.] [Military sociologist professor David SEGAL†- notes the middle class population in the Army.]

(Studio: Don Dahler) Full military honors in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for Cpl. Juan Lopez shown.

Dahler, Don;
Lee, Mike;
Morrell, Geoff

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