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Iraq War / Strategy / Amarah #847975

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Oct 21, 2006
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(White House: Elaine Quijano) The strategy session between President Bush and top US generals, including US Central Command commander Gen. John Abizaid, focusing on military strategy in Iraq reviewed; photo shown; details given of Democrats’ calls for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to be fired and calls for change from some Republicans, including Senator John Warner. [In radio address, voice of BUSH – says we have a strategy that allows us to be flexible.] [In radio address, congressional candidate Diane FARRELL†- says we need a new direction in Iraq.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) The deaths of 3 Marines in Al Anbar province and a deadly bombing attack at an outdoor market reported; US death toll in Iraq this month cited.

(Baghdad: Arwa Damon) The outbreak of violence in Amarah after the departure of British forces reviewed; scenes shown; details given of the takeover by the Mahdi militia, who were later dispersed by Iraqi forces. [Voice of British military spokesman Maj. Charlie BURBRIDGE†- says this was a serious test and Iraqi forces passed it.] The rally in Ramadi by a group loyal to Al Qaeda in Iraq shown.

Lin, Carol;
Quijano, Elaine;
Damon, Arwa

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