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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 26, 2001
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) The discovery of a videotape assumed to be from terrorist Osama bin Laden that played on Al-Jazeera television featured; details given of the controversy concerning whether bin Laden is dead or alive and of plans to bring Al Qaeda prisoners to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; videotape segment shown. [Former FBI agent Richard HAHN - says tracking down bin Laden will be difficult but the 25 million reward will help.] [Terrorism expert Steve EMERSON - says nobody has heard anything from bin Laden in two weeks.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Bin Laden's comments about responsibility for the 1998 American embassy bombing attacks in Africa reported.

(Jalalabad, Afghanistan: Ned Colt) The search for bin Laden and other senior Al Qaeda leaders by American Special Forces in the Tora Bora mountains reported; scenes shown of damaged caves near Tora Bora. [Afghanistan Interim Prime Minister Hamid KARZAI - says terrorism is already defeated in Afghanistan, but remnants of terror groups remain.]

Colt, Ned;
Francis, Fred;
Williams, Brian

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