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France / Attacks on Paris / US Security #1092394

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
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(Paris: David Muir) Report introduced.

(New York: Tom Llamas) New ISIS threats against Washington, DC, New York City & the White House examined; ISIS video excerpts shown; details given about the problems of surveillance & social media. [Attorney General Loretta LYNCH, NYPD police commissioner William BRATTON@, New York Mayor Bill de BLASIO - comment about the threats.]

(Paris: David Muir; Washington: Pierre Thomas) The FBI identification of high-risk ISIS supporters in the US discussed.

(Paris: David Muir) New images of the raid in St. Denis in which terrorist mastermind Abdelamid Abaaoud% was killed previewed; scenes shown from inside the Cosa Nostra cafe that was shot up by attackers with people inside running about, hiding & rising. [Cafe shooting SURVIVOR - recounts what happened.] A current look from outside the cafe shown. [Area RESIDENT - reacts to the video.] The SWAT team raid in the hunt for the mastermind Abaaoud, who was killed, shown; details given about his background. The confirmation of the female suicide bomber as Hasna Ailboulahcen%, who was Abaaoud's cousin, noted.

(Aulnay-Sous-Bois, France; Matt Gutman) Ailboulahcen's fate in the apartment when she set off her bomb vest after an exchange with police reviewed; scenes shown from the neighborhood; details given about her prior background.

(Paris: David Muir) The movement of Abaaoud back & forth noted.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The undetected travels of Abaaoud over the last year reviewed; scenes shown from ISIS propaganda featuring Abaaoud. [Former acting Homeland Security Secretary Rand BEERS@- says travellers are not checked at borders in Europe.] An FBI report on suspected terrorists coming into the US from France noted.

Muir, David;
Llamas, Tom;
Thomas, Pierre;
Ross, Brian

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