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Pakistan / Bin Laden Killed #997595

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 02, 2011
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(Ground Zero: Katie Couric) The US killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† at his hideaway compound in Pakistan introduced. [President OBAMA - says the US launched a targeted operation against the compound in Abbottabad.]

(Pentagon: David Martin) The background to the hunt for bin Laden's courier that led to bin Laden reviewed; details given about Maulawi Abd al-Khaliq†, about the compound that housed three families, the Navy SEALs raid, DNA evidence and the burial of him at sea; diagrams of the raid shown. [White House terrorism advisor John BRENNAN†- comments on compound, the operation inside and bin Laden hiding behind a woman.]

(Ground Zero: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(White House: Chip Reid) The long planning behind the operation featured; photo shown from the situation room in the White House as the staff watched the raid unfold.

(Ground Zero: Katie Couric; Islamabad: Elizabeth Palmer) The muted response in Pakistan to the US raid on bin Laden and what former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said discussed.

(Ground Zero: Katie Couric) A statement from former President Bush about the action quoted; scenes shown of Ground Zero in New York City.

(New York: Byron Pitts) The celebrations in America about the death of the nation's nemesis featured; scenes shown from Ground Zero, a flash mob outside the White House and from Radford University and West Point. [Ground Zero worker Scott WILLIAMS†, 9/11 victim's BROTHER, victim's brother John CARTIER - offer views.]

(Ground Zero: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The continuing terrorism threat after the death of the Al Qaeda founder examined; scenes shown of security in major cities. [Center for Strategic and International Studies Rick "Ozzie" NELSON†- says Al Qaeda may do something to avenge the death.] A message from CIA director Leon Panetta about terrorist vengeance led by Anwar al-Awlaki noted. [BRENNAN - comments on the danger.]

Couric, Katie;
Martin, David;
Reid, Chip;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Pitts, Byron;
Orr, Bob

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