NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 24, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The murder in Baghdad of State Department official James Mollen, who was working in Iraq to improve the school system, reported.
(Baghdad: Charles Sabine) The second day of Operation Plymouth Rock, the new offensive against insurgents in the “triangle of death,” reviewed; scenes shown of the bombing of a US military vehicle in Mosul, a truck bomb site in Baghdad, confiscated weapons in Fallujah & a graduation ceremony for Iraqi soldiers. [From Kalsu, voice of 24th Expeditionary Unit Capt. David NEVERS- comments on boxing the rebels in.] [NBC News analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY- says it’s likely to get worse between now & the January election.] [US Army Iraq security & training commander Lt. Gen. David PETRAEUS- says it will be a fight to the elections.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Jim Maceda) The growing business of kidnapping in Iraq featured; statistics cited; details given of the three groups of kidnappers and of the “price list” for hostages; hostage videos shown. [American businesswoman Michelle CALLEB- reacts to being targeted for abduction.] [Iraq security analyst Will GEDDES- states it is a form of raising finance and a powerful political tool.] [Released hostage Dr. Abdul ZAHARA- says they may try to kidnap him again.]