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Iraq / Attacks / Helicopter Downing / Prisoner Abuse Scandal #788042

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Apr 23, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) More deadly violence in Iraq noted.

(Baghdad: Ryan Chilcote) The gradual increase in Iraqis’ willing to come forward with information about insurgent violence featured; details given of the arrest of suspects in Thursday’s helicopter downing and several bombings in Baghdad; insurgent video shown of the helicopter going down; scenes shown of a funeral procession for victims of a mosque bombing. [1st Armored Division Col. David BISHOP†- notes Iraqis are fed up with the violence.] [Bombing witness Bassim MAHMOOD† {thru translator} – describes an attack on US troops on Baghdad’s airport road.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) The death of AP photographer Saleh Ibrahim†† in a roadside bombing in Mosul and the death of a US soldier in an explosion in Al Haswah† reported; casualty figures cited.

(Pentagon: Kathleen Koch) Reaction to the findings of the Army’s investigation into prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib featured; details given of the clearing of high profile commanders, including Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, and the administrative reprimand for Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski††, who was in charge of the MPs at the prison; abuse photos shown; response from White House spokesperson Dana Perino† quoted. [Karpinski’s lawyer Neal PUCKETT†- says the Army is singling Karpinski out.] [Human rights ADVOCATE – calls for an independent investigation.]

Lin, Carol;
Chilcote, Ryan;
Koch, Kathleen

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