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Iraq / Election Protests #814918

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 27, 2005
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(Studio: John Roberts) The deaths of 2 US soldiers in an Apache helicopter collision in Iraq and another US death in an attack reported.

(Baghdad: Kelly Cobiella) The struggle among Shiites, Kurds & Sunnis for power in Iraq’s new government featured; scenes shown of protests by angry Sunnis demanding a new vote, attack sites and celebrating Shiites; details given of increased insurgent attacks fueled by the political situation. [Iraqi Islamic Party Alaa MAKY†- says the Sunni street is boiling.] [Election official Farid AYAR†- states there is no reason for a revote.] Consideration of a compromise to create a more inclusive government discussed.

(Studio: John Roberts) The discovery of a mass grave in Karbala from the 1991 Shiite uprising against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein noted; scenes shown.

Roberts, John;
Cobiella, Kelly

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