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Iraq / Zarqawi / Attacks #791089

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 25, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Mounting evidence that wanted terror leader Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, responsible for attacks in Iraq, is wounded or dead outlined. [Historian Hani al-SABAD‡- believes the rumors are true.] [Washington Institute terrorism expert Matthew LEVITT†- comments on claims that the rumors are intended to rally Zarqawi’s followers.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The views of retired Lt. Col. Rick Francona†† on what Zarqawi’s death would mean for the US presented in his own words. [FRANCONA – notes his followers are willing to kill themselves to get the job done; says the effect on Al Qaeda would be minimal; states Zarqawi’s death might increase recruitment because he will be a martyr.]

Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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