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Iraq / Embassy Bombing / Investigation / Zarqawi #734862

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 08, 2003
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(Studio: Daryn Kagan) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Mike Boettcher) The investigation of Jordanian-born terrorist Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi as the prime suspect in the car bombing of the Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, featured; details given about Zarqawi's terrorist background, including the Ansar al-Islam group; scenes shown from the site; excerpt played from the recent audiotape from Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden††'s chief lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahiri calling for attacks. [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER - says Ansar Al-Islam is reconstituting its capabilities.] The significance of the threat matrix against the US & its allies in the Iraq region noted. The reasons for targeting Jordan & Zarqawi's role as a top Al Qaeda operative discussed.

Kagan, Daryn;
Boettcher, Mike

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