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Iraq / Fallujah Offensive #770553

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 08, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The assault by US & Iraqi forces on Fallujah, Iraq, introduced.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The battle for Fallujah, which is part of an effort to secure the country for elections, featured; scenes shown of fighting and of interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi visiting his troops; details given of the unfolding of events and the breakdown of coalition troops taking part in the operation. [US MARINE, L/Cpl. Jerod McGOWAN†- comment on the battle.] [On the phone from Fallujah, voice of NBC reporter Kevin SITES†- describes the scene.] [Former US Army Europe commander retired Gen. Montgomery MEIGS†- comments on the escape of the important fighters.] Attacks elsewhere in Iraq noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s comment about the joint US-Iraqi operation noted.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The military operation in Fallujah featured; scenes shown of US Marines storming buildings, including a hospital; details given of the belief that militant leader Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi has already fled. [RUMSFELD – says you cannot have a country that is free & democratic if you have safe havens for people who chop people’s heads off.] [Voice of US forces in Iraq commander Gen. George CASEY†- predicts a major confrontation.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard MYERS†- says there is not a silver bullet.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Engel, Richard;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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