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Iraq / Attacks / Elections #773992

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 15, 2004
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The explosion of a bomb outside a shrine in Karbala, Iraq, reported.

(Baghdad: John Berman) The kickoff of the election campaign in Iraq featured; scenes shown of political banners in Shiite Muslim neighborhoods; details given of the split among Shiite political parties & the question of whether Sunnis will vote; political ad shown. [U.N. team leader for Iraqi elections Carlos VALENZUELA†- says they could be good elections if credible.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The crash of a Polish helicopter near Karbala & the plans for Ali Hassan al-Magid {aka "Chemical Ali"}, to be the first member of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's regime go on trial next week.

Jennings, Peter;
Berman, John

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