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Kenya / Mall Massacre #1066620

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 23, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The terror attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya introduced; photos shown.

(Nairobi: Ron Allen) The day of violence in Nairobi reviewed; scenes shown of smoke coming from the mall, a firefight, people fleeing, a woman coming out of an air duct; video from the Somali militant group Al Shabab, which is linked to Al Qaeda, shown; photos shown of victims Elif Yavuz††, a Clinton Foundation worker, & Ross Langdon††; details given about how the attackers quizzed people on the Koran to single out non-Muslims. [Witnesses 2 WOMEN, Bendita MALAKIA††– comment.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Interview held with "New York Times" photographer Tyler Hicks† about taking pictures during the assault; photos shown. [HICKS - describes what happened.] The establishment of Nairobi as an international hub in Africa noted; American companies with regional headquarters there listed.

(Washington: Pete Williams) Al Shabab’s recruitment of Americans featured; video of Alabama-born Omar Hammami†† {aka Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki††} shown; details given about the group’s role in bombings in Uganda 2 years ago; scenes shown of police in New York City. [MAN – comments on recruitment from the Somali community in Minneapolis.] [Counterterrorism analyst Michael LEITER†- says the Somali American community has been instrumental in clamping down on the flow of people and funds to Al Shabab.] [Islamic scholar Abdisalam ADAM†- says we are committed to being the forefront of defeating extremism.] [NYPD Commissioner Ray KELLY†- says intelligence gathering protects us more than police officers.]

Williams, Brian;
Allen, Ron;
Williams, Pete

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