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Iraq / Attacks / Exit Strategy #809934

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 18, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The deadly day in Iraq, including an attack on a hotel in Baghdad and mosque bombings in Khanaqin, introduced; death toll cited.

(Baghdad: Mike Boettcher) The bombings at a hotel housing Western journalists featured; security video & animation shown of the attacks at the hotel; scenes shown from Baghdad of burning cars, rubble, injured people & rescue operations, and from the blast sites in Khanaqin. [3rd I.D. Brig. Gen. Karl HORST†, Col. Ed CARDON†- comment on the hotel attack.] The reporter’s personal account of the Baghdad suicide bombings discussed.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The Pentagon’s plan to withdraw US troops from Iraq outlined. [Military expert Loren THOMPSON†- notes the uncertainty about the readiness of Iraqi forces to defend themselves.] [Retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†- comments on the possibility of a civil war.]

Williams, Brian;
Boettcher, Mike;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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