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Terrorism / Bin Laden Videotape #698563

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 15, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) Al Jazeera's broadcast of a videotape of Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden and of hijacker Ahmed Alhasnawi, who died on United Flight 93 on September 11, featured; excerpts shown of bin Laden with aide Ayman al-Zawahiri. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - speculates about the videotape.] [ABC News consultant Vince CANNISTRARO - says Alhasnawi is justifying his act.] [Al Jazeera Washington bureau chief Hafez el-MIRAZI - says this is evidence linking bin Laden to events of September 11.] Reports that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar sent an e- mail linking his plight to that of the West Bank Palestinians mentioned. Pentagon's scrutiny of sites where bin Laden might be discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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