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Iraq / Attacks #793864

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 20, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) A series of car bombings across Iraq reported; casualty figures cited.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The violent day in Iraq reviewed; scenes shown of a bombed-out Baghdad police station, suspects held by Iraqi police & injured people in Irbil; details given of operations in Baghdad and near the border with Syria; Iraqi casualties for the past 2 months cited. [Terrorism expert Sajjan GOHEL††- says targeting the police could result in a major blow to stability.] [In Brussels, US OFFICIAL – comments on the Iraqis’ progress in handling security.] The sabotage of drinking water lines noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) An NBC investigation of the insurgents behind the attacks featured; photos shown of suicide bombers; nationalities outlined. [Terrorism expert Evan KOHLMANN††- notes the fact that most of the bombers are from Saudi Arabia.] [From Al-Fayhaa/Memri TV, 2 captured SAUDIS {thru translator} – comment on the influence of Al Jazeera TV and radical clerics.] [Saudi Ministry of the Interior Mansour al-TURKI††- comments on arresting fighters going to Iraq.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) President Bush’s reaction to the upsurge in violence and his falling approval rating on Iraq featured. [BUSH – says every time there’s a death, he grieves.] Bush’s defense of the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba noted. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard;
Myers, Lisa;
Gregory, David
Duration:
00:06:50

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