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Pakistan / Al Qaeda / Zawahiri #752488

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 18, 2004
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(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Islamabad, Pakistan: Bill Blakemore) Report out of Pakistan that Ayman al-Zawahiri or another high-ranking Al Qaeda figure might be surrounded in the mountains near Wana, Pakistan, featured; scenes shown of troops & burned vehicles. [Strategic & Budgetary Assessments Center Michael VICKERS†- comments on a final assault.]

(Baghdad: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) Zawahiri's background & significance examined; details given of his escape in 2001 from Afghanistan, his ties with Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden††, his role in various terrorist attacks. [White House communications director Dan BARTLETT†- talks about the "big fish."]

Jennings, Peter;
Blakemore, Bill;
Raddatz, Martha

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