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Yemen / Terrorism / USS Cole Explosion #189209

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 12, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) A terrorist attack on the USS Cole in the harbor in Aden, Yemen, featured; diagram shown of the explosion; scenes shown of the wounded; photos shown of the hull. [Secretary of Defense William COHEN - says it's a sad day.] Rumors of the involvement of Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden noted. [Chief of naval operations Admiral Vern CLARK - calls this an act of "senseless act of terrorism."] [President CLINTON - promises accountability.] [Attorney General Janet RENO - outlines the initial investigation.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Bill Redeker) The suspects in the terrorist attack on the USS Cole examined; details given about the Islamic Army of Aden, which is financed by bin Laden. [Former CIA counterterrorism chief Vince CANNISTRARRO - talks about the terrorist operation out of Yemen.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further information about the Cole, the investigation and Yemen on the ABCNews Website mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Redeker, Bill

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