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Iraq / Zarqawi / Attacks #791300

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The question of whether terror leader Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, who is behind many of the attacks in Iraq, is wounded examined; details given about Website claims and the possibility of a power struggle within his organization; statement from Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr† quoted. [Joint Chiefs Deputy Director of Regional Operations Brig. Gen. Carter HAM†- says if he is killed or captured, the organization won’t crumble.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The crash of a US military helicopter near Baquba and the deaths of a Marine & several Iraqis in attacks reported.

(Baghdad: Mark Strassmann) The belief that attacks will continue with or without Zarqawi featured; scenes shown of the site of a Baghdad car bombing; details given about Iraqis’ general dislike of Zarqawi and the suspicion that the US exploits the Zarqawi legend as a pretext for military maneuvers to control the region.

Schieffer, Bob;
Martin, David;
Strassmann, Mark

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