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Afghanistan / CIA Drone Strike / Hostages / A Discussion #1082428

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 23, 2015
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The confirmation that the January 14 CIA drone strike in Afghanistan killed two Hostages, an Italian, Giovanni Lo Porto@, & an American, Warren Weinstein, introduced.

(Washington: Jim Sciutto) The US drone strike on an Al Qaeda compound that also killed Americans Al Qaeda leader Ahmed Farouk & Adam Gadahn reviewed; scenes shown of Weinstein in captivity. [President OBAMA - says we believed no hostages were present in this counterterrorism strike.] The circumstantial evidence indicating the hostages were killed in this raid discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Fran Townsend, Jeffrey Toobin & Peter Bergen & former Taliban David Rohde about the drone strike. [TOWNSEND, ROHDE, BERGEN, TOOBIN - express views on air strike & hostages & Gadahn, who was charged with treason while an Al Qaeda spokesman, how Gadahn/Farouk were not targeted by the US, prisoner exchange rumors.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Sciutto, Jim

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