CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 03, 2002
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Kabul, Afghanistan: Cynthia Bowers) The continuing search for Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar near Baghran, Afghanistan, reported; scenes shown of American troops in southern Afghanistan. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says the United States is not authorizing any surrender deals.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Evidence that terrorist Osama bin Laden had an escape plan if Al Qaeda was threatened by destruction reported; terrorist lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahiri quoted.
(Pentagon: Wyatt Andrews) The first United States bombing of an Al Qaeda target in a week and the shift of 225 enemy prisoners to Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba, reported. [RUMSFELD - says Taliban rule in Afghanistan has ended; says transporting the prisoners must be done carefully.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Plans for Yemen to deport about 80 illegal aliens from an Islamic school reported.