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Iraq / Najaf Attacks #819934

FNC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 26, 2004
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Amy Kellogg) Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s acceptance of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s†† peace plan featured; details given about the demand for al-Sadr’s militia men to lay down arms, and for US forces to pull out of the Najaf. [Iraq Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Barham SALIH†- states that we cannot allow militias to remain in the shrine.] A mortar attack in Kufah, Iraq, noted; scenes shown.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) The killing of an Italian journalist by militants reported; details given about demands from the Islamic Army in Iraq and Arab television station Al Jazeera receiving a video of the murder; scenes shown.

Smith, Shepard;
Kellogg, Amy

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