NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004
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(Athens: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Jennifer Eccleston) The conflict in Iraq between US & Iraqi forces and militants loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr reviewed; scenes shown of fighting in Najaf, Kut and Baghdad’s Sadr City, and of a protest in Nasiriyah against interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi; details given of US plans for a final assault on Najaf and Iraq’s dependency on the US for security. [Iraq analyst Amatzia BARAM- comments on al-Sadr’s followers and his ability to create trouble for the government.]
(Athens: Tom Brokaw) The CIA’s debunking of a video on an Islamic militant Website purporting to show the beheading of a CIA agent in Iraq noted.
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