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Iraq / Holy City War / Baldauf Interview #761899

CNN Evening News for Monday, Aug 09, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Matthew Chance) The fighting in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, between US & Iraqi forces & the militias loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr featured; scenes shown from Najaf & Sadr City in Baghdad. [Al-SADR - {thru translator} says he will not leave Najaf.] [Iraqi government spokesman George SADA†- advocates a cease-fire.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Christian Science Monitor"'s Scott Baldauf† about Iraq. [From Baghdad, BALDAUF - outlines what the insurgents in Iraq want, the interim government's strategy, the number of al-Sadr supporters in Najaf, Sadr City & other cities; comments on the absence of moderate cleric Sheik Ali al-Sistani.]

Brown, Aaron;
Chance, Matthew

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