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Iraq War / Arming Sunnis #862953

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 11, 2007
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jonathan Karl) The controversy over the US decision to arm Sunnis in Iraq examined; details given of the use of the tactic in Anbar province and now elsewhere and about the 1920 Revolution Brigade. [Multinational Division Center commander Gen. Rick LYNCH†- says Sunnis want to arm.] [Council on Human Relations Stephen BIDDLE†- says we are trying to get the Sunnis to turn their guns on Al Qaeda; suggests the arms could be used in the civil war later.] How this policy of giving arms may give Americans pause due to the risk discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The death of three US soldiers in the suicide bombing that wrecked a highway bridge near Baghdad noted; photos shown.

Gibson, Charles;
Karl, Jonathan

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