CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 09, 2004
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The fifth day of combat in Iraq between US & Iraqi security forces and Shiite militia fighters loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr noted; casualty figures cited.
(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The Iraqi government’s crackdown on the militias and crime featured; details given of signs that locals are beginning to turn on the militias and of the indictment of former leader Ahmed Chalabi and his nephew Salem Chalabi; scenes shown from Najaf, Basra & Sadr City. [1st Cavalry Division Col. Abe ABRAMS- comments on the fact that civilians are no longer bringing the bodies of dead fighters into their homes.] [Iraqi war crimes tribunal Salem CHALABI- denies murder charges against him.]
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