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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The public appearance by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi noted; scenes shown from Mosul, Iraq, where he declared himself the leader of a new Islamic state after his forces conquered parts of Syria & Iraq. Live discussion held with CBS national security contributor Mike Morrell about Baghdadi’s decision to come out of hiding and the threat he poses to the US. [MORRELL – says now that he believes he is the head of this caliphate he needs to be seen; says many of his fighters are from Western Europe and the US and he can send them back to conduct small-scale attacks, and over time, significant attacks.] Map shown.
(Baghdad: Charlie D’Agata) The sectarian violence in Baghdad between Iraqi government forces, who are Shiite, and ISIS militants, who are Sunni, featured; death toll cited; scenes shown of fighting in the streets and the site of a suicide bombing where volunteer policeman Ali Saleh was killed. Another suicide bombing in Ali’s neighborhood noted.
- Pelley, Scott;
- D’Agata, Charlie
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