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Saudi Arabia / Riyadh Bombing / Qusti Interview / Investigation #741570

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Nov 08, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) A terrorist attack on a residential neighborhood in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, reported; scenes shown. Live interview held with “Arab News” Raid Qusti† about the bombing. [In Riyadh, QUSTI – reviews the latest death toll & injury count; says fingers are being pointed at Al Qaeda; speculates on why the neighborhood was targeted; comments on the damage & the method.]

(Studio: Carol Lin; Pentagon: Chris Plante) The investigation into the Riyadh bombing and recent intelligence indicating an attack might take place in Saudi Arabia discussed. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER – explains the closing of US diplomatic facilities in Saudi Arabia.] Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage’s visit to the region noted.

(Studio: Henry Schuster) Internet chatter & Al Qaeda propaganda prior to the attack featured; details given of information about targeting Saudi Arabia on Al Qaeda Websites.

Lin, Carol;
Plante, Chris;
Schuster, Henry

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