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Iraq War / Iran-US / Najaf #850560

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 29, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) US accusations that Iran has continued to meddle in the war in Iraq introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) CBS News exclusive report on the "proxy war" inside Iraq between Iran & the US featured; details given about the tracing of explosive devices & other weapons back to Iran. [On NPR, voice of President BUSH - says we will respond firmly.] [Middle East analyst Jon ALTERMAN - outlines what Iran would like in Iraq.] The reliability of this intelligence about Iran in Iraq discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Lara Logan) The aftermath of the bloody battle in Najaf, Iraq, between US & Iraqi security forces & insurgent gunmen featured; scenes shown of this major US operation that met heavy resistance, including cell phone video of where a US helicopter went down & of Iraqi soldiers trying to separate fighters from pilgrims, who were the target of this radical religious cult.

Couric, Katie;
Martin, David;
Logan, Lara

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