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Iraq War / US Troops' Crimes / Sectarian Violence #835113

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 09, 2006
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(Studio: Hoda Kotb) The arrest of four US soldiers for raping an Iraqi teenager & murdering her family & a day of violence in Iraq introduced.

(New York: Ron Allen) The investigation of five serious cases of crimes by US soldiers in Iraq examined; details given about the criminal charges against members of the 101st Airborne Div. & the massacre in Haditha. [National Inst. of Military Justice Eugene FIDELL†- comments on the case.] [Military analyst retired Col. Ken ALLARD†- explains why these cases are occurring now; states stress levels have increased.]

(Studio: Hoda Kotb) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Ned Colt) The latest sectarian violence in Iraq reviewed; scenes shown from Baghdad, where twin car bombs exploded outside a Shiite mosque following the murder of Sunnis by Shiite militias. [Two SHIITES - {thru translator} describe what happened.] [Baghdad University Wamith Omar NADRI†- says we need the dissolution of the militias.]

(Studio: Hoda Kotb) Tomorrow's final arguments from former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's defense team in his trial for crimes against humanity noted.

Kotb, Hoda;
Allen, Ron;
Colt, Ned

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