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Iraq / Fallujah Offensive / Murray Interview #770663

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Nov 06, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Near Fallujah: Karl Penhaul) A nighttime probing mission by US Marines as they prepare for an all-out assault on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, Iraq, featured; scenes shown of armored vehicles & shelling by warplanes.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The upcoming showdown at Fallujah featured; details given of the hope for support from Iraqi forces and Fallujah residents. [US Army Pfc. Abraham AUGUSTIN†- comments on the unpredictability of the Iraqi forces.] [Iraq’s permanent U.N. representative Samir SUMAIDA’IE†- says the Fallujans are being subjected to a Taliban-like rule.] [US Marines Maj. Jim WEST†- says taking Fallujah out does not mean the rest of the insurgency will fall.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with Marines retired Maj. Gen. Terry Murray† about the Fallujah offensive; animation shown. [Earlier, US Marines spokesman Lt. Lyle GILBERT†- says multi-national forces will pursue the insurgents & kill them.] [MURRAY – states neutralizing the insurgency in Fallujah is a crucial objective; says you must anticipate that the guerrillas can come back; says we must go house-to-house & root them out; describes the difficult urban combat situation; comments on the uncertainty of the abilities of the Iraqi forces.]

Lin, Carol;
Penhaul, Karl;
McIntyre, Jamie

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