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Iraq / Fallujah Offensive / Anderson Interview #770249

CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 08, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The assault of Fallujah, Iraq, by American & Iraqi troops introduced.

(Near Fallujah: Jane Arraf) Telephone report on Fallujah presented; scenes shown of air & artillery strikes.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The circumstances surrounding what reporters can & cannot say noted.

(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) The role of Iraqi troops in the offensive in Fallujah featured; scenes shown of the securing of a hospital & of Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi meeting with the front-line commanders; details given of the state of emergency. [ALLAWI - says we will liberate Fallujah & close the border with Syria & Jordan to prevent the terrorists from crossing the border.] The general perception in Iraq of who is in charge & the reaction to the state of emergency discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The human cost of the battle previewed.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The start of the Fallujah offensive featured; details given of concerns the insurgents will just melt away from the city. [SOLDIER - comments.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard MYERS†- comment on the mission.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with retired Marine Corps Col. Gary Anderson about the battle.] [From Washington, ANDERSON - talks about the significance of the capture of the hospital early on; outlines the risk to the Marines & the Army in urban combat & the three types of fighters on the other sides.]

Brown, Aaron;
Arraf, Jane;
Robertson, Nic;
McIntyre, Jamie

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