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(Studio: Brian Williams) The death toll for US troops in Iraq updated.
(Baghdad: Ned Colt) The worsening violence in Iraq featured; scenes shown of bombing sites in Baghdad and elsewhere; casualty figures cited; details given of the plan to send reinforcements from the 173rd Stryker Brigade to Baghdad. [NBC News military analyst retired Lt. Col. Rick FRANCONA- says bringing more forces to Baghdad puts more Americans in harm’s way.] The kidnapping of dozens of Shiites in the past 2 weeks in the Sunni stronghold of Ramadi noted.
- Williams, Brian;
- Colt, Ned
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