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CNN Evening News for Friday, May 06, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A new report from the "Washington Post" on a phone call between Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden††'s courier and a friend that enabled US intelligence to track the courier's cell phone, a new threat from Al Qaeda that terrorism will continue and a missile strike in Yemen aimed at radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki outlined. A statement from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates that bin Laden's death could be a game changer noted; scenes shown from a White House video of President Obama and the administration after the strike against bin Laden.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The timeline for the Navy SEALs 38-minute operation against bin Laden reviewed; scenes and diagrams shown of the walled compound; details given about the helicopter malfunction, the assault that killed the courier, the killings inside the house, what happened inside the bedroom, how the remains were identified. the seizing of a trove of material about Al Qaeda, the destruction of the copter and the burial in the Arabian Sea. [Former Navy SEAL Eric GEITENS†- talks about Seal training.] [White House counterterrorism adviser John BRENNAN - comments of the gutsy call.] [Attorney General Eric HOLDER - says the killing was appropriate.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY†- comments on the respect shown bin Laden's body.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Ed Henry) The possible acceleration of bringing troops home from Afghanistan after Gates' statement, the US aggressive view on terrorism, a report tomorrow on the trove of data taken from the compound discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN contributor Fran Townsend about bin Laden and terrorism. [TOWNSEND - comments on the targeting of Awlaki in Yemen as part of the plan to take out Al Qaeda leadership.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Henry, Ed
Duration:
00:14:10

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