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Iraq / Al-Sadr Revolt / Najaf #762622

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 19, 2004
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(Studio: Daryn Kagan) Report introduced.

(Najaf: Matthew Chance) The fierce fighting in Najaf, Iraq, between US forces & the militia of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr featured; scenes shown of the Imam Ali mosque & surrounding area in the streets. [Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad ALLAWI {thru translator} - says al-Sadr is prepared to comply with the government.] The question of where al-Sadr is in Najaf, the efforts to avoid damage to the mosque & the serious challenge to Iraq & the Us from al-Sadr discussed.

(Studio: Daryn Kagan) Report introduced.

(Najaf, Iraq: Kianne Sadeo) A view from inside the mosque presented; scenes shown of the damage from the bombardment on nearby buildings, the chanting al-Sadr supporters & of the outside of the mosque.

Kagan, Daryn;
Chance, Matthew;
Sadeo, Kianne

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