CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 05, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Mark Strassmann) More insurgent attacks in Iraq targeting Iraqis featured; scenes shown of the site of a gun battle that killed 9 policemen in Baghdad and of police demonstrating in Najaf because they haven’t been paid; death toll figures cited; details given of a suicide bombing at an army recruiting center. [Joint Chiefs of Staff director of operations Lt. Gen. James CONWAY- says insurgent Websites have called this the “jihad Super Bowl.”] [3rd Infantry Division Col. David BISHOP- says the enemy can’t sustain this level of activity.] The threat of suicide bombers that are detonated by remote control mentioned.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer; Pentagon: David Martin) The surge in attacks discussed.
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