FNC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 11, 2004
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(Studio: Laurie Dhue) The decision by the US to extend the cease-fire in Fallujah, Iraq, introduced. [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER- says Iraq will be a strong country.] [British Defense Minister Geoff HOON- says the goal in Iraq is for the people to be in control of the country.]
(Baghdad: Steve Centanni) The day’s events in Iraq reviewed; details given about the cease-fire in Fallujah to facilitate talks between the Iraqi Governing Council and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr; scenes shown of Muslim ceremonies in Karbala. [Coalition spokesman Dan SENOR- describes the purpose of the cease-fire.]
(Studio: Laurie Dhue) The increasing number of kidnappings inside Iraq introduced. [Senator Pat ROBERTS- says there is no way you can negotiate with terrorists.]
(Washington: Greg Kelly) The kidnapping of Mississippi truck driver Thomas Hamill featured; details given about Hamill and the release of British contractor Gary Tilley, eight international hostages, and 3 Japanese civilians; scenes shown of Hamill in a car with his captors. [BREMER- comments on the kidnappings.]
(Studio: Laurie Dhue) Vice President Dick Cheney’s visit to Japan to discuss Japanese troop deployment in Iraq reported.