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Terrorism / Awlaki Death #1003954

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 30, 2011
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The astonishing death of Al Qaeda terrorist leader American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in a compound in Yemen by an armed drone reviewed; map and virtual view of the attack on the vehicles shown; details given of Awlaki's links to several major terrorist acts. [President OBAMA - calls this a significant milestone.] [Brookings Inst. Peter SINGER†- talks about drone capabilities.] [Victim's cousin Jennifer ASWANA†- reacts to Awlaki's death.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The significant of Awlaki's death examined; details given about his use of modern media to call for attacks on America, his background in the US, his recruitment efforts from Yemen. [AWLAKI - speaks out.] [Rand Corp. terrorism expert Seth JONES†- assesses Awlaki's role as an Al Qaeda terrorist.] How this is a crippling blow to Al Qaeda discussed.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(White House: Jake Tapper) How this is a victory for Obama and the legal questions about the targeting of an American citizen without due process reviewed.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The alert watch for a retaliatory move following Awlaki's death and concerns about Internet radicals avenging his death reviewed.

Sawyer, Diane;
Raddatz, Martha;
Ross, Brian;
Tapper, Jake;
Thomas, Pierre

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