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Iraq / Al-Sadr Revolt / Al-Sistani #763222

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 25, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jennifer Eccleston) The dramatic return to Iraq of Shiite leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who was in Britain for medical treatment, to call for an end to Muqtada al-Sadr’s uprising in Najaf featured; scenes shown of Shiite supporters heading to Najaf to protect the shrine and of US & Iraqi soldiers patrolling the streets. [Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq Abdul Aziz al-HAKIM† {thru translator} – comments on the aim to vacate Najaf from armed elements.] [US Army 1st Lt. Michael THROCKMORTON†- explains the continued assaults near the shrine.] The US assault on Sunni Muslim targets in Fallujah noted; scenes shown.

Brokaw, Tom;
Eccleston, Jennifer

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