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Iraq / Najaf Attacks #819870

FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 24, 2004
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) The advancing of Iraqi security forces on Najaf’s holy shrine reported; details given about armed extremists inside the shrine.

(Washington: Catherine Herridge) A warning from Iraq’s defense minister for Shiite militants to surrender featured; details given about the mortar positions inside the shrine, leaders urging followers of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to evacuate, radical cleric supporters burning tires in the streets of Baghdad, assassins bombing convoys carrying government ministers; and radical groups, such as the Islamic Army, taking hostages as a bargaining tactic; scenes shown from Najaf and Baghdad.

Smith, Shepard;
Herridge, Catherine

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