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Iraq / Attacks / Religious Conflict #791566

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 22, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) A US-Iraq offensive against insurgents updated.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The insurgent attacks in Baghdad & the threat of a Sunni-Shiite civil war featured; scenes shown of burning vehicles; details given of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's push for a meeting of delegates with hard-line Sunnis while his militia's "punishment companies" are executing Sunni insurgents & of the release of three Romanian journalists who had been held hostage & of former Baath Party official Ghazi Hammud al-Ubaydi†‡, who was freed for medical reasons. [Interior ministry's Bayan JABR††- {with transcription on screen} says we get knowledge from the brigades; denies there are militias.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Engel, Richard

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