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Iraq / Fallujah Offensive / Shepperd Interview #771446

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Nov 13, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Fallujah: Nic Robertson) The US Marines’ battle against insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq, featured; scenes shown.

(Studio: Carol Lin) The arrival of US soldiers wounded at Fallujah at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and the commitment of interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi to his duties despite the kidnapping of his relatives noted; scenes shown from Ramstein, and of Allawi visiting his troops at Nasiriyah. [ALLAWI – says our concern is the safety of Iraq.] Live interview held with military analyst retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Don Shepperd† about the fighting in Fallujah. [SHEPPERD – outlines steps to gain control of the city; explains how the arrival of humanitarian aid workers complicates military operations; expresses skepticism about figures on insurgents; says it is a race to gain Sunni cooperation for the election.]

Lin, Carol;
Robertson, Nic

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