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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 13, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jeff Koinange) The stepping up of insurgent attacks against the Shiite majority in Iraq as elections near featured; scenes shown of a bombed out car in which an aide to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani was killed & the site of the kidnapping of a Turkish businessman; details given of assassination attempts against a presidential candidate & of the Iraqis' message about the US presence. [Iraqi election spokesman Fareed AYAR†- talks about the vote.] Map shown of areas still considered unsafe. [Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad ALLAWI - {thru translator} admits some pockets will not participate.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The American role in the elections in Iraq examined; the specifics outlined on screen. [Voice of US Central Command Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT†, US ground forces commander Lt. Gen. Thomas METZ†- talk about Iraqi security & the elections.] [Hoover Inst. Larry DIAMOND†- states it will awkward for American troops to be in the polling booth.]

Brown, Aaron;
Koinange, Jeff;
Starr, Barbara

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