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Iraq War / Fallujah Attack / Sunnis vs. Shiites #811155

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 02, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The deaths of 14 more Americans in Iraq reported.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) An attack in Fallujah that killed 10 Marines featured; scenes shown of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force in combat; animation shown of the patrol that may have walked into a trap; details given about the increasing risk from improvised explosive devices {IEDs}. [At Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, spokesman Lt. Barry EDWARDS†- reacts to the deaths.] [Brookings Institution Michael O’HANLON†- says the insurgents have a slight upper hand in the IED measure/countermeasure competition.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The appointment of retired Gen. Montgomery Meigs†† to lead an IED task force reported.

(Baghdad: Mike Boettcher) The sectarian war between Sunnis & Shiites that is fueling fear of a civil war examined; details given of the migration of groups into areas that are becoming enclaves of purely one sect. [Sunni legislator Adnan PACHACHI†- says this polarization has to end.]

Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard;
Boettcher, Mike

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