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Iraq / Hostages / Maupin / Fallujah / Al-Sadr #776191

FNC Evening News for Friday, Apr 16, 2004
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) The status of hostages taken in Iraq reported; video shown of captured American soldier Pfc. Matt Maupin and from last night’s vigil in Maupin’s hometown of Batavia, Ohio.

(Baghdad: Mike Tobin) The day’s events in Iraq reviewed; details given about last week’s attack on Maupin’s convoy, which led to his capture, his background, the meeting between coalition forces and insurgents regarding the cease-fire in Fallujah, and the ongoing standoff between US forces and radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s militia in Najaf.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) President Bush's meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair about the political future of Iraq introduced. [At press conference, BUSH, BLAIR - comment.]

(White House: Jim Angle) The outcome of the Bush-Blair meeting featured; details given about the planned transfer of power in Iraq. [BUSH – says the violence in Iraq is a power grab by terrorists.] [BLAIR – says we will do what it takes to win the struggle in Iraq.]

Smith, Shepard;
Tobin, Mike;
Angle, Jim

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