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Iraq War / Troop Levels / Parhamovich Death / Weddings #849988

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 19, 2007
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(White House: Martha Raddatz) Suggestions from outgoing multi-national force commander in Iraq Gen. George Casey of a possible summer timetable for a drawdown of troop levels examined; details given of some encouraging signs: the capture of Abdul al-Darraji, a top aide to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr & of five or six death squad leaders from the Mahdi army. [CASEY - says by late summer the people in Baghdad may feel safe.] [Multi-national force deputy commander in Iraq Lt. Gen. Graeme LAMB†- talks about the political & military commitments from the Iraqis; states this is "three-dimensional chess in a dark room."]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The story of the death of American woman Andrea Parhamovich†† in an ambush in Baghdad reported. [Intended fiance Michael HASTINGS†, former colleague Jaime HORN†- talk about Andrea.]

(Baghdad: Dan Harris) Iraqi couples getting married at the Babylon Hotel despite being in a war zone featured; scenes shown from Baghdad. [GROOM - hopes for the future; says you don't know what will happen.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Raddatz, Martha;
Harris, Dan

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