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(Studio: Dan Rather) The assassination in Iraq of a Shiite cleric’s aide & his son, the kidnapping of a Turkish businessman and the murders of 6 of his employees reported.
(Baghdad: David Hawkins) The caution of political leaders active in the campaign due to the pre-election violence featured; scenes shown of 82nd Airborne troops on patrol on Baghdad’s Haifa street & Shiite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim with political supporters; details given of Sunni groups’ call for boycotting or postponing the elections. [Iraqi National Movement Dr. Hatem MUKHLIS- conveys Fallujah delegates’ concern about safety.] [British ambassador to Iraq Edward CHAPLIN- downplays the idea of delaying the voting.] The secrecy of the polling places noted.
- Rather, Dan;
- Hawkins, David
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