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Iraq / Fallujah Offensive #770233

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 08, 2004
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The battle for Fallujah, Iraq, against insurgents controlling the city introduced; inset video shown.

(Baghdad: Jim Sciutto) Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah featured; scenes shown from the assault of shooting on the ground & in the air & of interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi visiting Iraqi troops taking part in the assault. [Two SOLDIERS, voices of "Washington Post" reporter Jackie SPINNER†, BBC's Paul WOOD†- comment on the operation.] ["London Sunday Times" Hala JABER†- says the insurgents will not go down easily.] Four deadly car bombings in Baghdad reported; scenes shown of burning vehicles & the injured.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(With the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Fallujah: Nick Watt) A report from ABC's embedded reporter about the fighting in Fallujah presented; scenes shown of the Marines in assault vehicles, shooting & entering a building.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The US objectives in Fallujah reviewed; details given of the battle plan against some 3,000 insurgents among the civilian population & of the likelihood that insurgent leaders, including Jordanian-born Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, have already fled. [Voice of multi-national forces in Iraq commander Gen. George CASEY†- outlines what is to be expected from the insurgents as they fall back in the city.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - outlines the rules of engagement to avoid civilian casualties.] [Former Joint Chiefs of Staff operations director retired Lt. Gen. Gregory NEWBOLD†- assesses the situation in Fallujah.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The question of whether the US or the Iraqis are running the show in Fallujah & an Al Jazeera report that US forces shelled a hospital in Fallujah noted; today's American & British casualties listed.

Jennings, Peter;
Sciutto, Jim;
Watt, Nick;
Raddatz, Martha

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