CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 17, 2004
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) More coalition casualties in Iraq reported.
(Baghdad: Barry Petersen) Continued fighting in Najaf despite the Iraqi government’s appeal to end the insurgency featured; details given of stalled negotiations between a government delegation and radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who is leading the resistance; scenes shown of fighting in Najaf, where the US launched new strikes against al-Sadr’s forces, and of a US tank being hit by enemy fire in Baghdad.
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