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Yemen / Civil War / A Discussion #995048

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jun 03, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the possibility of a civil war in Yemen reported; scenes shown of fighting in Sanaa and Taiz; details given about an attack on the presidential compound.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier phone interview held with "Yemen Times" Jeb Boone about the fighting in Yemen. [With transcription on screen, BOONE - describes what happened in the presidential compound; talks about the tribal-based fighting, the fighting with Al Qaeda militants and how the violence will not stop anytime soon.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Newsweek" editor/Daily Beast contributor Christopher Dickey and CNN's Fareed Zakaria about Yemen. [DICKEY - says this could be a disaster for the US with a vacuum of power that Al Qaeda could fill; calls Anwar al-Awlaki a good publicist/terrorist; suggests there cannot be a smooth transition.] [ZAKARIA - says Al Qaeda in Yemen is the strongest terrorism group and President Saleh is seceding ground to Yemen; states Americans need to worry about two Middle East countries: Saudi Arabia {oil} and Yemen {Al Qaeda}.]

Cooper, Anderson

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