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Iraq / Elections / Mosul / "Where Things Stand" #778197

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 28, 2005
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(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) The weekend elections in Iraq previewed.

(Baghdad: David Wright) Security measures in Iraq to make it safe enough to vote featured; details given about the arrest of three of the top deputies of terrorist leader Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi & of the confusing nature of the election ballot; scenes shown of a car bombing in Baghdad, an empty commercial street, a caravan of Shiite Muslims trying to get out the vote & Iraqis speaking about the vote.

(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) The casualty figures for today's attacks by insurgents listed & the crash of a Kiowa helicopter noted.

(Mosul: Martha Raddatz) US & Iraqi military planes for the eve of election to secure the vote featured; scenes shown of a raid on a gas station, soldiers questioning Iraqis, US troops setting up concrete barriers; details given of the security measures. [Multinational Corps Iraq commander Lt. Gen. Thomas METZ - says we will fight it all the way up to Sunday.]

(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) "Where Things Stand" in southern Iraq based on work by a team of young Iraqi reporters presented; scenes shown from the drive through the "triangle of death" where the insurgents will pay for the death of a Shiite, a journalist or an American soldier, of the Shiite people & the planting od date palm seedlings; details given of the extent of security in the south, the shortage of electricity, clean water & gasoline & complaints about living conditions under the American occupation.

(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) A visit to Abu Ghraib prison later in the broadcast previewed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The voting by Iraqis living overseas reported; scenes shown from Australia, Iran & the US, where Iraqis registered to vote.

Jennings, Peter;
Wright, David;
Raddatz, Martha;
Gibson, Charles

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