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Iraq / Hostages / Al-Sadr / Fallujah / Batavia, Ohio #776240

FNC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 17, 2004
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(Studio: Rick Folbaum) The status of hostages taken in Iraq reported; video shown of captured American soldier Pfc. Matt Maupin and two released Japanese.

(Baghdad: Jeff Goldblatt) The day’s events in Iraq reviewed; details given about the status of kidnapped Halliburton contractor Thomas Hamill††, the standoff between US troops and radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s militia in Najaf††, and the continuing negotiations between the Iraqi governing council and insurgents in Fallujah; scenes shown from Najaf where al-Sadr is hiding. [US military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT†- says al-Sadr is the target, not Najaf.]

(Studio: Rick Folbaum) Report introduced.

(Batavia, Ohio: Steve Brown) The reaction in Maupin’s hometown of Batavia, Ohio, featured; scenes shown.

Folbaum, Rick;
Goldblatt, Jeff;
Brown, Steve

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