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Iraq / Fallujah Offensive / Murray Interview / Violence #770829

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Nov 07, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The initial moves in the assault by US & Iraqi forces on Fallujah, Iraq, noted; scenes shown of night operations.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The Fallujah offensive featured; scenes shown of Iraqi commandos storming the main hospital; details given of the military’s objective to drive out insurgents to secure the country for elections and of the likelihood that Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi has fled. [US SOLDIER – describes a roadside bombing.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with Marines retired Maj. Gen. Terry Murray† about the challenges of urban warfare in the battle for Fallujah; scenes shown of rebel fighters. [MURRAY – states the battle depends on the resistance; comments on the rules of engagement in light of the city’s many mosques; comments on the battle plan; says the mission will not be a failure if Zarqawi is not caught.]

(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) The violence around Iraq after a state of emergency was declared featured; scenes shown of the aftermath of a car bombing in Baghdad and of police stations that were targeted in attacks; details given of the expanded authority of interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi for the 60-day emergency period. [Iraq government spokesman Thair Hassan al-NAQEEB† {thru translator} – announces the emergency declaration.] [ALLAWI – says we want to secure the country so elections can be done in a peaceful way.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Last Call question & reports introduced.

(Near Fallujah: Karl Penhaul) Commanders’ words to US Marines 1st Expeditionary Force readying to enter Fallujah featured. [Marine Sgt. Maj. Carlton KENT†, Lt. Gen. John SATTLER†- address the troops.]

(Near Fallujah: Jane Arraf) The Army’s 1st Infantry Division’s expectations for a difficult battle featured.

Reporter(s):
Lin, Carol;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Robertson, Nic;
Penhaul, Karl;
Arraf, Jane
Duration:
00:12:30

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