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Terrorism / Hayat / Training Camps #792357

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The arrest of an American citizen, Hamid Hayat†, who claims he was trained in Pakistan by Al Qaeda to carry out attacks within the US, introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The FBI investigation into the plans for terrorist attacks examined; details given about the specifics of Hayat's training & about the potential targets. [FBI agent Keith SLOTTER†- outlines the investigation.] [Former FBI agent Jack CLOONAN†- says Al Qaeda leaders Osama bin Laden†† & Ayman al-Zawahiri have tried to find US citizens willing to carry out missions back in the US.] [Lodi Muslim community leader Taj KHAN†- denies they have ties to Al Qaeda.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The serious questions about how & why Al Qaeda terrorist training camps are operating in Pakistan examined; ABCNews exclusive video shown from a training camp; details given about the operation of the Rawalpindi training camp by Maulana Fazlur Rehman†, a prominent Pakistani opposition leader. [Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE†- notes we went into Afghanistan & Iraq to wipe out training camps, but there are camps in an ally, Pakistan.] The claim earlier this year from Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf about shutting down such training camps recalled. [In March, MUSHARRAF - says they are on the run in the mountains.]

Gibson, Charles;
Thomas, Pierre;
Ross, Brian

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