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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 06, 2014
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Miklaszewski) A US commando raid into Yemen that failed to rescue Al Qaeda American hostage Luke Somers & South Africa Pierre Korkie@ reviewed; details given from the timeline of the raid authorized by President Obama. [Secretary of Defense Chuck HAGEL - says there is risk.] [In video, SOMERS - speaks for his life.] [Brother Jordan SOMERS - comments on the rescue attempt.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Kristen Welker) The background to the Somers rescue mission reviewed.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Abu Dhabi: Keir Simmons) The challenge for the US for dealing with Al Qaeda, now in competition with ISIS in a terrorism arms race, discussed; photos shown of Al Qaeda leader Adnan Shukrijumah%, who was killed in Pakistan.

Holt, Lester;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Welker, Kristen;
Simmons, Keir

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