Woodruff back in Mideast for war reports


NEW YORK -- More than a year after he was severely wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff has returned to the Mideast for a series of reports from Syria and Jordan.

Woodruff is covering the refugee crisis that has struck as millions of Iraqis flee the war and devastation in their home country. His reports start Tuesday on "Good Morning America," "World News With Charles Gibson" and "Nightline."

Woodruff's first report concerns the 23-year-old Iraqi named Omar, an interpreter for the U.S. Army who was traveling with Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt when they were wounded in January 2006. Omar's first aid in the first five minutes after the IED blast saved Woodruff's life, ABC News said.