CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 30, 2011
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(Pentagon: David Martin) The death of Al Qaeda terrorist leader American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki and others in a compound in Yemen by an armed drone as part of a larger operation reviewed; map shown; details given about the secret buildup around Yemen. [President OBAMA - says Awlaki murdered innocent Americans; states there is no safe haven.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The legal issue of the government's right to kill a US citizen raised.
(Washington: Bob Orr) Islamic cleric Awlaki's background as a terrorist threat reviewed; details given about his role in three attacks against America and as a recruiter of radicals inside the US and of the death of Samir Khan with Awlaki. [CBS national security analyst Juan ZARATE- calls Awlaki the pied piper of Al Qaeda radicalizing western recruits.] [In 2008, KHAN - denies Al Qaeda ties.] The possible connection of Awlaki to the 9/11 hijackers discussed.
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