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Terrorism / Al Qaeda Threat / Zawahiri / Iraq #744334

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

(Studio: Brian Ross) An audiotape from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden††'s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, threatening terrorist acts against the US & its allies featured; tape excerpts quoted. [Former FBI agent Jack CLOONAN†- comments on Zawahiri, who is emerging as the principal spokesman for Al Qaeda.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) Military concerns about lapses in security in Iraq examined; details given about how close an ambush came to US administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer; scenes shown from his December 6 motorcade. [Coalition Provisional Authority Dan SENOR†- comments on Bremer's airport meeting & the following random attack.] Operational security e-mail about a series of OPSEC failures putting soldiers' lives at risk quoted.

Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian;
Raddatz, Martha

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