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Iraq War / Basra #888984

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 31, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A week of fighting in Basra, Iraq, between government forces and militia loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr noted.

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Baghdad: Miguel Marquez) The outcome of the government campaign by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to eliminate the militias in Barsa discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jonathan Karl) The discovery in Iraq of the remains of US soldier Sgt. Keith "Matt" Maupin† featured; details given about what happened to him on April 9, 2004; scenes shown from Batavia, Ohio, of yellow ribbons in Maupin's home town. [Mother Carolyn MAUPIN - comments on the letdown after four years of hope.] [In 2005 and 2006, Carolyn and Keith MAUPIN†- want Matt found; comment on their mission of supporting troops.]

Gibson, Charles;
Marquez, Miguel;
Karl, Jonathan

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