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Saudi Arabia / Terrorism / Walsh Interview #728866

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 20, 2003
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) "Washington Post" report that Al Qaeda members fled Saudi Arabia after the Riyadh bombing noted.

(Riyadh: Sheila MacVicar) The arrest of three Al Qaeda members in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at a time of heightened security due to the fears of more terrorist attacks featured; scenes shown from the Riyadh bombings; details given of the closing of Western consulates in Saudi Arabia.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Live in-studio interview held with Harvard University Jim Walsh about Al Qaeda. [WALSH - assesses President Bush's remarks indicating that Al Qaeda was in retreat; states the Riyadh attack was Al Qaeda; notes large numbers of suicide bombers were used up in Saudi Arabia & Morocco; indicates Al Qaeda has adapted since losing bases in Afghanistan & has become a distributive network; outlines the problems for Al Qaeda after it has morphed.]

Woodruff, Judy;
MacVicar, Sheila

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