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Terrorism / Al Qaeda / Predator Drones #790019

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 14, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(White House: Rosiland Jordan) The latest in the US hunt for Al Qaeda featured; details given about the taking out of senior Al Qaeda leader Haitham al-Yemini†, who was killed in Pakistan this week by a CIA Predator drone & about why little is being said about this latest strike at the terrorists. [Terrorism expert Walid PHARES†- says Yemini was the Al Qaeda bomb maker.] [Counterterrorism analyst Roger CRESSEY - says we are looking for other opportunities to strike.] [Pakistani information minister Sheikh Rashid AHMED†- denies anyone was killed.] [Military analyst William ARKIN - says it was a joint US-Pakistani operation, hence Pakistan cooperated.] [In NBC interview, Pakistani President Pervez MUSHARRAF - comments on foreign troops in Pakistan.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler; Washington: Dana Priest) The CIA's use of Predator drones along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, in Iraq & in Iran; how the CIA has authority to use armed Predators against suspected terrorists from a list of high-value targets discussed.

Seigenthaler, John;
Jordan, Rosiland;
Priest, Dana

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