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Iraq / Fallujah Offensive / Civilians / The Battles #771160

CNN Evening News for Friday, Nov 12, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Fallujah: Jane Arraf) Telephone report on the ongoing battle in Fallujah in Iraq presented; scenes shown of Marines & artillery firing at the entrenched insurgents; details given about extent of the damages to the homes from past & present bombings.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The pictures from embedded photographer Luis Sinco†† of "Los Angeles Times" featured; photos shown of the shot-out mosque, the Marines. [SINCO - describes the mission for Charlie Co. as the raids & patrols go on day & night.]

(Baghdad: Karl Penhaul) The toll on civilians of the fighting in Fallujah featured; scenes shown from inside the main hospital & of wrecked buildings. [Red Crescent director Dr. Jamal al-KARBOLI†- says there are some families still inside the city.] The estimates about civilian numbers discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The threat elsewhere in Iraq introduced.

(Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The question of whether the battle for Fallujah is achieving stability across Iraq & the status of other battles around Iraq examined; details given about an audiotape from terrorist leader Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi urging fighters to press on & of the mission of getting Fallujah under control before the January elections. [SOLDIER - comments.] [Army Brig. Gen. Carter HAM†- says the enemy is pretty savvy.] [OFFICIAL - says it is a political battle.]

Reporter(s):
Brown, Aaron;
Arraf, Jane;
Penhaul, Karl;
Starr, Barbara
Duration:
00:10:50

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