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Iraq / Fallujah Offensive / Attacks #770537

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 08, 2004
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Operation Phantom Fury, the assault on Fallujah, Iraq, by US & Iraqi troops to rid the city of insurgents, introduced; scenes shown.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The battle for Fallujah featured; scenes shown of the fighting; details given of the probability that militant leader Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi has already fled. [On the phone from Fallujah, voice of CBS reporter Kirk SPITZER†; near Fallujah, CBS reporter Elizabeth PALMER†, US SOLDIER, US Army Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Kyle COPELAND†– comment on the intense fighting.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) The drowning deaths of 2 US Marines in an accident in Iraq, and the deaths of a British soldier & an American soldier in separate incidents reported.

(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The goal of making Iraq safe for the January elections featured; details given of militant attacks on US & Iraqi forces, including car bombings in Samarra & Baghdad, an attack on a Fallujah police station & convoy attacks, and of the declaration by interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi of emergency rule; scenes shown of the injured, damaged buildings, & Allawi meeting his troops outside Fallujah. [ALLAWI – says this is a cleaning operation of terrorists.] [Baghdad election chief Adel al-AMI‡- comments on living in fear for his safety.] [Iraqi MAN – says he should write his will before {voting}.]

Rather, Dan;
Martin, David;
Dozier, Kimberly

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