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Iraq / Al-Sadr Revolt / Najaf #762499

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 18, 2004
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The deal in Najaf, Iraq, with radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr outlined on screen.

(Baghdad: Mike von Fremd) The standoff in Najaf featured; scenes shown of the fierce fighting with al-Sadr's militia & of the Iraqi negotiators in Najaf. [April 5, coalition deputy director for operations Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT†- says persons inciting violence will be killed.] [Nixon Center's Cliff KUPCHAN†- says the deal seems too good to be true.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The militants' threat to kill hostage journalist Micah Garen† & a report that two detainees were killed at the Abu Ghraib prison reported.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
von Fremd, Mike

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