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Terrorism / Faris Plot / Clarke Interview #731213

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 19, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The admission by Kashmiri-born Iyman Faris†† that he plotted terrorist attacks on the US featured; details given of his link to Al Qaeda leader Khalid Shaikh Mohammed††. [Attorney General John ASHCROFT - says Faris worked in concert with Al Qaeda; outlines his roles in planned attacks on the Brooklyn Bridge & to derail trains.] [Former FBI counterterrorism agent Jack CLOONAN†- says the questions are: who did he touch, who did he meet, where did he go.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Live interview held with former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke about Faris. [CLARKE - says he was captured via old-fashioned police work; states the key question is, is this the tip of the iceberg.]

Jennings, Peter;
Thomas, Pierre

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