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Terrorism / Al Qaeda #1007102

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 15, 2011
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The death of Al Qaeda leader Abu Hafs al-Shahri†† in a drone strike in Pakistan reported.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The strength of the Al Qaeda network since the death of leader Osama bin Laden examined; photos shown of terror leaders Atiyah al-Rahman†, Ilyas Kashmiri† and Fazul Mohammed†, who were killed in the last 4 months, and Younis al Mauritani†, who was captured; details given about threats from Al Qaeda franchises in Somalia and Yemen. [Former National Counterterrorism Center director Michael LEITER††- says it’s less likely they could pull off a catastrophic attack like 9/11; notes Al Qaeda’s message and methods are becoming less popular.]

Pelley, Scott;
Orr, Bob

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