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Iraq War / Muqtada / Burns Interview #861556

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 25, 2007
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(Studio: John King) The first public appearance of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in Iraq in a while shown. Earlier interview held with "New York Times" John Burns about Muqtada's return. [BURNS - explains why Muqtada returned from Iran to reaffirm his military base and rail against the US presence in Iraq; comments on the prospects of a US raid in Sadr City to clean out the militants supporting Muqtada; states Muqtada is a realist, a populist and a demagogue calling for the US troops to withdraw; speaks about the ongoing split among Iraqis.]

(Studio: John King) The raw data on Iraq's private armies outlined on screen and the Pentagon casualty figures for the US troops in Iraq for the month cited.

Reporter(s):
King, John
Duration:
00:04:40

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