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Iraq / Fallujah Assault / Anderson Interview #770705

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 10, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The third day assault on Fallujah in Iraq featured; scenes shown of the street fighting in this ghost town where many insurgents fled before the offensive & of an Iraqi flag-raising ceremony; aerial map shown. [Marines S/Sgt. Sam MORTIMER†- says the gloves are off!] [1st Marine Expeditionary Force commander Lt. Gen. John SATTLER†- comments on the pockets of resistance.] The discovery of slaughterhouses where hostages were beheaded noted & the role of Iraqi forces discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Fallujah: Jane Arraf) Telephone report on the military operation in the city presented; scenes shown of Marines on buildings, tanks firing & rolling, shelling striking, Marines shooting buildings, men surrendering. The extent of the damage in Fallujah, the absence of civilians in what had been an insurgent stronghold discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview via videophone held with "New Yorker" magazine Jon Lee Anderson about Fallujah. [From Dubai, ANDERSON - says he was expecting that the insurgents would not stand & fight in Fallujah, but simply leave the war zone; suggests the Sunni community could boycott the coming election unless relations are improved.]

Brown, Aaron;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Arraf, Jane

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