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Iraq / Elections / Troop Strength #775953

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 05, 2005
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(Studio: John Roberts) Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi’s insistence that elections in Iraq will take place this month despite continuing violence noted; scenes shown of a suicide car bombing site in Hillah; figures on slain Iraqi police cited.

(Pentagon: David Martin) US Central Command commander Gen. John Abizaid’s approval of a plan to assign US advisors to Iraqi military & police units rather than increase US troop numbers in order to stem the insurgency outlined; details given of the aim for Iraqi forces to take over fighting & clear the way for an American withdrawal.

Roberts, John;
Martin, David

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