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Iraq / ISIS Execution #1091236

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The aftermath of the execution of American journalist James Foley by ISIS and threats to kill journalist Steven Sotloff†† reported. [President OBAMA – condemns ISIL.] NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Istanbul: Holly Williams) The goals and tactics of ISIS examined; video of Foley’s killer speaking with a British accent and propaganda video featuring 3 British men shown; details given about the ISIS government; scenes shown of Syrian refugees crossing into Turkey.

(Studio: Scott Pelley; Washington: Bob Orr; Pentagon: Margaret Brennan; Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: Major Garret) The risks to the US homeland from the war against ISIS, the Pentagon’s request for more US troops in Iraq, and the administration’s strategy for dismantling ISIS discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) A secret rescue mission of several American hostages held by ISIS in Syria noted.

Pelley, Scott;
Williams, Holly;
Orr, Bob;
Brennan, Margaret;
Garret, Major

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