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Al Qaeda / Bin Laden / Successor / Raid #993852

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A report that Egyptian Saif al-Adel† is the new acting leader of Al Qaeda noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Fran Townsend and reporter Chris Lawrence about Al Qaeda, Adel and the raid on Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden††. [TOWNSEND - reviews Saif's background, his time in Iran and back to Pakistan, the role of Ayman al-Zawahiti.] [LAWRENCE - talks about the number of SEALs as backups in the raid, the helicopter failure that scrambled the plan, concerns about a Pakistani reaction, the children within the compound, his planning of attacks on the US and his contact with groups in Yemen.]

Cooper, Anderson

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