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Iraq / Defending Saddam / Violence #772589

FNC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 27, 2004
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(Studio: Rick Folbaum) Report introduced.

(Washington: Julie Kirtz) Announcement that French lawyer Jacques Verges† will lead the defense of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; details given of Verges’ background in war crimes; photographs of Verges’ past clients shown.

(Studio: Rick Folbaum) A BBC report that one of Saddam’s bodyguards, known as “The Fat Man”, gave away his hiding place noted.

(Baghdad: David Piper) The day’s events in Iraq reviewed; details given about rocket and roadside bomb attacks in Mosul and the ongoing battle between US Marines and militants in Fallujah; scenes of the damages from the Mosul attacks and the arrival of Japanese troops in Samawah† shown.

(Studio: Rick Folbaum) The creation of a commission to regulate the Iraqi media noted.

Folbaum, Rick;
Kirtz, Julie;
Piper, David

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