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Iraq / Attacks / Zarqawi #790995

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 24, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The deaths of more Iraqis & US soldiers in attacks in Iraq reported.

(Baghdad: Mark Strassmann) The continuing violence in Iraq reviewed; scenes shown from Baghdad, where 3 US soldiers were killed in the bombing of their convoy and a car bomb targeted a girls school; casualty figures cited; details given about the increasing sophistication of the attacks, including the use of remote control devices to detonate bombs.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Rumors that wanted terror leader Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi is wounded featured; details given about sightings of Zarqawi since the US attacked his base in Fallujah last fall. [Terrorism expert Kevin ROSSER†- says Zarqawi’s death would have little impact on the insurgency.] The difficulty in capturing Zarqawi discussed.

Schieffer, Bob;
Strassmann, Mark;
Martin, David

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