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Iraq / Kidnappings / Hostage Execution #765840

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 20, 2004
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Brian Rooney) The execution in Iraq of American hostage Eugene Armstrong featured; scenes shown from an Islamic Website of five men standing behind Armstrong; details given of his background as a construction worker & the murder in Baghdad of two Sunni clerics who had been involved in kidnap negotiations. [Kidnap victim Jack Hensley's wife Patty HENSLEY†- reacts to the hostage-taking.] [Center for International & Strategic Studies Jon ALTERMAN†- says the primary audience is in the Arab world.] [Iraq Development & Democracy Foundation Ghassan ATIYYAH†- talks about the clerics' stance against kidnapping.] The threat of the execution of Hensley & Kenneth Bigley†† noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Rooney, Brian

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