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Iraq / Attacks / Checkpoint incident #788644

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 29, 2005
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) A wave of bombing attacks in Iraq reviewed; casualty statistics cited.

(Baghdad: Jim Sciutto) The timetable for the day's 14 attacks reviewed; scenes & photos shown of blown-up vehicles in Baghdad & Basra. [Army 3rd Infantry Div. Col. Joseph DiSALVO†- says casualties could have been worse.] Statement from terrorist leader Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi about the resistance operation quoted.

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) A follow-up to the incident in which an Italian intelligence agent was shot to death by US soldiers at a military checkpoint in Iraq after securing the release of Italian hostage {journalist Giuliana Sgreni††} presented; details given about the disagreement between the US & Italian versions of whether or not the car was speeding.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Sciutto, Jim

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