FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s press conference on the cease-fire in Fallujah, Iraq, reported. [RUMSFELD- comments.]
(Pentagon: Bret Baier) The day’s events in Iraq reviewed; details given about ongoing negotiations and possible military action in Fallujah, M-14, a special Iraqi operations unit whose members are engaging the US military throughout Iraq, and a tribunal set up for former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s upcoming trial. [RUMSFELD – explains his pessimism about the negotiations.] [Department of Defense Deputy Secretary Paul WOLFOWITZ- discusses the members of M-14.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) An attack on a US convoy in Mosul, Iraq, noted.
(Baghdad: Jeff Goldblatt) The discovery of 3 bodies from last month’s attack on a fuel convoy in Iraq; details given about the attack, the 3 slain US contract workers, Stephen Hulett, Jack Montague, and Jeffery Parker, and the two men taken hostage from the attack, Halliburton contractor Thomas Hamill and Pfc. Matt Maupin. The expected release of 3 Italian hostages and a deadly mortar attack at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad noted.