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Afghanistan / Military Campaign / Nuclear Threat #724285

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 04, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Afghan-Pakistani border: Nic Robertson) Reports that Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden’s top deputy, Ayman Al-Zawahiri††, may have been injured in a US bombing raid in the hunt for bin Laden near Tora Bora, a suspected Al Qaeda hideout, featured; details given about the battle for the Kandahar City Airport and the status of the Taliban.

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) More about the war on terror on “Live from Afghanistan with Nic Robertson” noted. The injury of a US Special Forces soldier in Afghanistan reported.

(Washington: David Ensor) US intelligence reports that Al Qaeda is trying to build a “dirty bomb” presented; details given about how a dirty bomb works and of Al Qaeda’s efforts to obtain material for a nuclear bomb. [Sandia National Laboratory Roger HAGENGRUBER†- says the bomb would be a psychological problem but won’t kill a lot of people.] [Institute for Science & International Security David ALBRIGHT†- says Al Qaeda got scammed when they tried to get uranium from South Africa.]

Blitzer, Wolf;
Robertson, Nic;
Ensor, David

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