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Saudi Arabia / Riyadh Bombings / Al Qaeda #728302

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 13, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The terror attack on the housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, featured; details given about the series of coordinated attacks on three compounds in Riyadh and about signs that Al Qaeda was planning an attack; scenes shown of Secretary of State Colin Powell touring the wrecked buildings where Americans were killed. [In Indianapolis, BUSH – says the killers will learn the meaning of American justice.] [Security OFFICIAL – tells Powell how the attack occurred.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The difficulty in shutting down Al Qaeda despite progress by the US and allies examined; details given about the arrests last fall of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri†† and Ramzi bin al-Shibh††; video shown of suspected Saudi cell leader Khalid bin Muhammad al-Juhani†† kissing his rifle. [Terrorism expert M.J. GOHEL††- wonders about the cell’s prior knowledge of police raids.] [FBI director Robert MUELLER†- says there are Al Qaeda operatives around the world that wish to kill Americans & others.] [Terrorism expert Steve EMERSON†- says they have an uncanny ability to recruit suicide bombers.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Williams, Pete

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