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Iraq War / Casualties #874202

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 2007
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The decline in casualties in the war in Iraq noted; statistics cited.

(Baghdad: Miguel Marquez) The reasons for the drop in civilian deaths, including the US military surge, examined; casualty statistics cited. [Saban Center, Brookings Inst., Bruce RIEDEL†- explains the lag.]

(Pentagon: Jonathan Karl) The reasons for the current lower US troop death toll in Iraq due to the drop in attacks by Al Qaeda in Iraq examined; statistics cited; details given about the death of an Al Qaeda leader and the cease-fire by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. [Multinational forces-Iraq commander R/Adm. Mark FOX†- says we have kept Al Qaeda off track.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Findings of a new ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on the support for war funding versus child health care funding cited.

Gibson, Charles;
Marquez, Miguel;
Karl, Jonathan

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