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.]
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