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A Closer Look (Embassy Attack) #847437

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 20, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A terrorist attack at the US embassy in Syria three months ago that was captured in real time on videotape introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) ABC News exclusive report on what happened in Damascus presented; security videocamera footage of three men with automatic weapons & grenades who got involved in a firefight with the Syrian troops outside the American embassy. [Washington Inst. for Near East Policy David SCHENKER†- says the footage shows how unorchestrated the attack was; states Syria is a sponsor of terrorism.] [Former US diplomatic security service agent Bruce TULLY†- says it was a good day for the US.] [Consultant Brad GARRETT†- says the van driver was the key for intelligence.] The possible role of Syrian authorities in the attack they claim came from Saudi Arabia outlined.

Gibson, Charles;
Ross, Brian

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