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Iraq / Oil Boom, Casualties / Surge #900121

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The rise in oil production in Iraq in the last quarter and the low level of US troop casualties in Iraq for the month of July 2008 reported. {Note: local weather bulletin on screen.}

(Baghdad: Terry McCarthy) The view of the war from the US troops on the ground on the changes since the surge last year examined; details given of plans for shorter tours of duty. [Army's 29th Infantry, 3rd Battalion Spec. Joe TYLER†, S/Sgt. Victor O'DELL†- react to the situation.] [Former Army acting chief of staff retired Gen. Jack KEANE†- says lower casualties were produced by the surge.] [Multinational forces-Iraq commander Gen. David PETRAEUS - warns there will be further attacks.]

Gibson, Charles;
McCarthy, Terry

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