NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 20, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The launching of Operation Valiant Strike, a search for Taliban & Al Qaeda fugitives in Afghanistan, noted; scenes shown of US troops boarding helicopters in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The FBI’s hunt for Adnan el-Shukrijumah†, an Al Qaeda operative who could be in the US, featured; details given about reports that Shukrijumah will be involved in the planning of any terrorist attack on the US and about specific homeland security measures; scenes shown of agents searching Shukrijumah’s former residence in Miramar, Florida. [Brother Nabil el-SHUKRIJUMAH†† – says his brother is not a pilot.] [Secretary of Homeland Security Tom RIDGE†- comments on a specific threat to the Palo Verde nuclear facility near Phoenix, Arizona.] [New York Governor George PATAKI†- comments on increased security on subways.] [Los Angeles Mayor James HAHN††- talks about precautions for the water supply.]