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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 01, 2004
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(New York: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Dawna Friesen) The hostage situation in Beslan, Russia, where terrorists wearing suicide bomb belts are holding hundreds of hostages, including children, featured; scenes shown of Russian troops and worried family members outside the school; details given about recent terror attacks involving rebels from Chechnya and of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s vow not to negotiate with terrorists. [Russian Defense Minister Sergei IVANOV† {thru translator} - says war has been declared on us.] [Former Chechen presidential candidate Malik SAIDULLAYEV† {thru translator} – says the things that are happening in Chechnya are coming back into Russia.] [Carnegie Moscow Center terrorism analyst Alexey MALASHENKO†- states the Chechen conflict is spreading.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Friesen, Dawna

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